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Obama Administration Lifts Entry Ban on More Diseases

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by carpro, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2004

    Report: Obama Administration Lifts Entry Ban on More Diseases

    President Obama ended the policy banning people with HIV from entering the U.S. in 2009, and now the administration is eliminating the entry ban for another three sexually transmitted diseases, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

    According to a CIS report slated for release on Tuesday, the Obama administration is removing chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum from the list of diseases that would prevent a non-U.S. citizen from entering the U.S.

    “Accordingly, this [final rule] will: Revise the definition of communicable disease of public health significance by removing chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum as inadmissible health-related conditions for aliens seeking admission to the United States,” explains the January 26, 2016, Federal Register entry.

    With the rule change, the only named diseases which would bar entry as “communicable diseases of public health significance” are tuberculosis, leprosy, syphilis, and gonorrhea.

    The author of the report and CIS’s legal policy analyst Jon Feere, argues that the policy change could have public health consequences.

    “This change in policy illustrates, once again, that increased immigration is the main goal of the Obama administration, no matter the costs,” he said in a statement. “The administration itself estimates that more people will become infected and that there will be increased health care costs as a result of these changes. But obviously these are considerations that have little relevance for those with an open-border perspective.”
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    Anything to flood the country with immigrants who will vote Democrat.