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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: pavil
I just scanned the malaria list and quite a few countries with the highest rates were not what I would consider 3rd world..
Like basiclly every tropical region on the planet had thousands of diagnosed cases every year.
Seems to me it is more of an equator thing, rather than a “cultural” thing..
It’s really about mosquitoes, right??
Well p don’t die during the winter in the tropics . Mainly because they have no winter lol..
Really all this is silly and off topic as humanly possible...
I doubt the originator is basing his beliefs off the local blood drives waiting list.. lol
It was a random “additional evidence “ claim, that though I don’t think it holds up, was never super relevant.
One thing as a liberal that made me question liberal stances on immigration in the US was living in China. In China they are very strict on undocumented workers, including white ones(there are plenty on tourist visas), and give very heavy fines for such workers, and deport them when caught. Not just that, but those who are documented must take medical tests for diseases including HIV. You also are supposed to be a foreign expert of some kind, i.e. not an unskilled worker. Those that fail also can't stay. Long story short, it became apparent to me that many non white nations have sensible and strict immigration rules. I guess they are "racist" too.
originally posted by: jjkenobi
When will the USA do like nearly every other country and not allow legal immigration unless you:
Prove health status (no communicable diseases or illness)
Prove ability to support yourself
Clean criminal record
For some reason it's fine for most everyone else to do this but if it's the USA we're all a bunch of racists.
Reliable crime statistics for Haiti is difficult to come by. A comparative analysis of figures from various police/security entities operating throughout Haiti indicates that incidents of crimes tend to be inaccurately or under-reported. Thus, for example, the Haitian criminal justice system documented 1,033 murders, for a murder rate of 10.2 per 100,000 people, in 2012, and as few as 486 (5.1 per 100,000 people) in 2007. In contrast, an independent study tracking a large number of households in urban areas of Haiti recorded 11 murders among 15690 tracked residents during a 7-month period from August 2011 to February 2012, for an effective annualized murder rate of 120 per 100,000 residents.
Sexual violence in Haiti is a common phenomenon. Being raped is considered shameful in Haitian society, and victims may find themselves abandoned by loved ones or with reduced marriageability. Until 2005, rape was not legally considered a serious crime and a rapist could avoid jail by marrying his victim. Reporting a rape to police in Haiti is a difficult and convoluted process, a factor that contributes to underreporting and difficulty in obtaining accurate statistics about sexual violence. Few rapists face any punishment.
U.S. government agencies estimate that 83 metric tons or about eight percent of the coc aine entering the United States in 2006 transited either Haiti or the Dominican Republic. Throughout the late 1980s and into the 1990s, leading members of the Haitian military, intelligence and police were involved in the illegal drug trade in Haiti, assisting Colombian drug traffickers smuggling drugs into the United States.