- - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

There’s an urgent and dangerous problem afoot concerning our vulnerable schoolchildren. Tens of thousands of illegal aliens have breached our southern border, some with communicable diseases.

This invasion is an extremely important concern because many of our youngsters are not immunized against these illnesses. Smallpox, tuberculosis and poliomyelitis, for example, have been under control in the United States for decades owing to immunizations, which are requirements to enter our schools. But governors and school and public health officials cannot allow the spread of other diseases against which our kids are not inoculated. As a teacher, I am fearful; the word epidemic comes to mind.

Verifiable and legitimate health documents must be demanded of all who enter our schools. Strict and constant vigilance should be the standard. There should be no admittance of illegals until complete proof of health safeguards is shown. Nor should there be one instance of contact with our school population until that time.

JACQUELYN WILSON

Whispering Pines, N.C.


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