Almost two months ago, in a radio interview, Republican Congressman Todd Rokita (Indiana) asked the question that was on a lot of minds. He questioned whether or not Ebola could be entering through our open Southern Border. The interview didn’t get much publicity and is now buried in the archives of low rent blogs like D.C. Clothesline.
What can I say? Our stories are not always “sexy” enough to break into the mainstream.
Previous to that interview, Breitbart reported that illegals from more than 75 countries, including many from West African nations were entering through that same unprotected Southern Border.
The report reveals the apprehension numbers ranging from 2010 through July 2014. It shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union, either to illegally migrate there or as a possible stop in their journey to the United States. The data are broken down further into the specific U.S. border sectors where the apprehensions and contact occurred.
Among the significant revelations are that individuals from nations currently suffering from the world’s largest Ebola outbreak have been caught attempting to sneak across the porous U.S. border into the interior of the United States. At least 71 individuals from the three nations affected by the current Ebola outbreak have either turned themselves in or been caught attempting to illegally enter the U.S. by U.S. authorities between January 2014 and July 2014.
Now, to add insult to injury, it is being widely speculated that the confirmed Ebola patient in Dallas might not even be an American citizen.
The patient came from Liberia. He left Monrovia Sept. 19 and arrived in the United States Sept 20. Health officials won’t give many details about the patient, but Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas Frieden says he was visiting relatives who live in the United States. That might imply he’s not a U.S. citizen himself. Health officials also say he does not appear to have been a health worker, although they are double checking. The four Ebola patients evacuated to the U.S. for treatment have all been American doctors or medical missionaries.
When directly asked if the patient is an American citizen, Frieden would only say, “He is visiting family who live in this country. Do we have any other questions in the room?”
Tom Frieden had previously stated that the arrival of Ebola on U.S. soil was “inevitable.”
Maybe it was, but the policies of the current administration are certainly not helping to prevent that from happening.
Visitors from these nations should have gone through a screening process. It is happening elsewhere. Why is it not happening here? In mid-August Chris Carrington reported on the responsible policies that Bulgaria is using to handle West African travelers:
Bulgaria has 14 people in quarantine, all of them from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria, they will be held until they have passed the 21-day incubation period without incident.
Crying over spilled milk will not change the fact that Ebola is now here. But the more and more we look at how this happened, the more and more I think that our government wants it here. Could it be all about the money?
This man should have been screened whether he was an American citizen or not. It is simple common sense. The point is that there are a whole lot of policies that need to be reworked if we are to protect against the threat of more infected people arriving here.
The American people are defenseless against Ebola and the federal government is making sure it stays that way. No one in D.C. seems to be fighting for the people anymore. Even the popular Ted Cruz finds time to give teddy bears to illegals in between his useless rants.
Americans are tired of words. We want action that leads to results.
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