SAN ANTONIO, June 26 (UPI) -- An unaccompanied minor who entered the U.S. illegally from Central America has been confirmed to have the first case of Swine flu in a shelter for undocumented children.
A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told KGRV that a child at the shelter on Lackland Air Force base has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus. There are more than 1,000 undocumented children at the shelter and HHS said it is sending 2,000 vaccinations to make sure the disease doesn't spread any further.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told Breitbart News that he thinks HHS is doing an unsatisfactory job of screening and treating diseases.
"Having spent the weekend on our border, I can tell you that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is not taking charge of the undocumented children in any kind of reasonable time frame as they are absolutely required to do. It is becoming more and more apparent that the Obama administration's reckless disregard for enforcing this nation's laws at the border has become a reckless disregard for human health and life. Even when they spend a hundred times more than necessary, they can't even build a website."
Gohmert, a vocal opponent of immigration reform, has previously said the U.S. should not give legal status to children because they cannot contribute to the economy and will get sucked into sex slavery.
The White House announced a plan to stem the flow of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S., but the a large part of the administration's efforts are contingent on Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform.