Skip to comments.Congressman: Close Border to Ebola Countries (Democrat Alan Grayson)
Posted on 07/30/2014 9:25:21 AM PDT by kristinn
The dreaded Ebola virus has spread from the jungle into major cities in West Africa, and at least one American congressman believes its time to ban citizens of the three hardest-hit countries, as well as foreigners who recently visited them, from entering the U.S.
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., requested the travel ban in a Tuesday letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry.
Citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone should be barred from entry, Grayson wrote, as should any foreign national who visited one of the countries 90 days before their intended visit to the U.S. He wants the proposed ban to remain in effect for the duration of the outbreak and to be expanded to any other country where Ebola takes hold.
I urge you to consider the enhanced danger Ebola now presents to the American public, and therefore request that appropriate travel restrictions be implemented immediately, he wrote.
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This is the first intelligent thing I’ve ever heard from him.
You know Ebola is scary when it can scare the insane sane
He only wants to ban foreigners from entry. The guy who almost made it here was a US Citizen.
Grayson’s clearly racist and xenophobic.
Gee, Grayson sounds like a kind of hater here...
Well, this prohibition would be easy enough to circumvent. Just send the infected persons through Mexico, they will breeze right in.
EVERYBODY gets accepted through that portal.
Not so much intelligence as self-interest. He’s fine with immigrants spreading diseases he can afford to treat or avoid. Let the plebes deal with bedbugs, chagas, and Tb.
Like most things, lefties pretend up till the point their health and safety is at risk.
Most doctors probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the symptoms of the early stages of Ebola and some of those stomach bugs being brought in by the swarm of illegals.
Most doctors also don’t know the normal treatment prescribed for stomach bugs actually make some of these imported stomach bugs worse.
We may be on the verge of a public panic like we’ve never seen.
Grayson is the one person that I wouldn’t mind contracting Ebola.
If you have a house with 4 doors and lock all but one... is it secure?
I recommend he travel to the source of the virus and see it’s effects first hand, without packing any protective clothing.
I wouldn't be surprised if Ebola is being spread by Moon Bats as well as fruit bats!
I think Grayson should be in quarantine just to be safe.
I understand the reason for this but not how it is really enforceable. A national of a contiguous country who visited one of the 3 countries and wanted to come to the US (maybe the visit was already scheduled) could just lie. Some of these countries have loose border control to say the least (just pay the border person a bribe) and the person may not have a stamp on their passport that they recently visited one of the countries in questions.
Many border areas have cities that span the border or have trading relationships where people go back and forth daily to do business in each country, so there may be no record of recent travel to one of the 3 countries,
Also, many Indian, Filipino and Chinese nationals live and work in Africa but hold Chinese passports. They frequently go back to their home countries and then those countries would be exposed. If one wanted to go to the USA you just get a new passport which has no evidence of travel to the 3 countries.
Also, it probably has already spread to other countries in the area. I don’t see how you can practically keep people who may have been exposed to Ebola out of the USA. Maybe there is nothing wrong with trying, but as a practical matter I don’t see how.
Quarantine all arrivals for a month.
My personal preference would to be line up every Demonrat and Open Border RINO Currently in Public Office and make they shake hands with every one of those (refugees) that are being run thru the processing centers.
Even better, let’s send 0bama to Liberia and Nigeria on a humanitarian mission.
As scary as it is to say this I agree with him 100%.
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