The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is touting the “quality” medical care it provides for 15,000 illegal aliens who are housed at 21 detention facilities throughout the nation.
“A detainee’s health care begins the moment they walk through the facility’s doors,” said Dr. Jon Krohmer, assistant director for ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC). “Within the first 12 hours of their admission, all detainees undergo a preliminary health screening, which includes an evaluation of the individual’s medical, dental and mental health status; and within the next 14 days, a more detailed physical examination takes place.”
Because so many detainees haven’t had access to health care in the past, it’s “not unusual” for serious health problems to be diagnosed at these screenings: “We’re finding out about health issues that even they didn’t even know about and in most cases are able to begin treatment,” Kromer said.
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"Illegal Aliens Find U.S. Detention Good For Their Health"