Stop Blaming Illegal Immigrants For the Measles Outbreak | Cynthia Leifer

February 25, 2015 4:18 PM

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Stop Blaming Illegal Immigrants For the Measles Outbreak | Cynthia Leifer

Recently several conservative politicians and pundits tried linking the current measles outbreak in the U.S. to immigrants. Rush Limbaugh said that the children coming across the southern U.S. border "were never examined after they got here and quarantined if they had the disease" and that "many of them had measles." Republican Congressman Mo Brooks said the disease was brought into the country by "illegal aliens."

Blaming immigrants for spread of disease is not a new concept in the U.S. and like previous spurious claims, this latest attempt holds no water.

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