Ron Paul: Nation’s Hospitals ‘Under Siege’ in Immigration Crisis

The ongoing crush of children illegally entering the United States has sparked a major health crisis at hospitals along the nation’s border, Ron Paul, a former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate, tells Newsmax TV.

“Our hospitals have already been under siege by immigrants,” Paul, an obstetrician, said Wednesday on  “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

“And with these thousands, tens of thousands, who knows how many [children] . . . you’re going to see some very serious health problems . . . We’ve already overburdened many hospitals.”In the 19th century, when we had a massive influx of immigrants, we were still cautious about diseases . . . Today, under these conditions, it just is essentially impossible to do this.”

Paul added that it appears the Obama administration is more concerned with other borders around the world than with U.S. borders.