“We feel for these children that they are fleeing their countries,” Corbett said. “We want to make sure they are taken care of and returned to their countries. But we also are concerned about their health and what they may cause as far as health issues in the state of Pennsylvania. From my standpoint, where they are coming in, there are certainly enough military bases in Texas and Arizona that the federal governmentcould at least house them there temporarily to make sure before they send them to any state that their health conditions are okay for that. That they’ve had all their immunizations and so forth because we have a strong concern on that. From a humanitarian stand point you want to make sure these kids get taken care of but they need to be returned to their country of origin.”
As you can see, Corbett’s schizophrenic statement goes all over the place, but the main part is this:
But we also are concerned about their health and what they may cause as far as health issues in the state of Pennsylvania
“Well, measles is one that, that comes to mind very quickly and, you know, whatever other diseases that they may or may not have.”
Tom Corbett tries be a “compassionate conservative” at the end of the statement, but he raises the point that a) these kids are diseased and may cause health issues and b) they are not immunized.