Will Ebola-infected individuals from foreign countries be brought to America for treatment?
That is latest allegation being put forth by Judicial Watch, a vocal critic of the Obama administration.
This is the same organization that claimed last month that ISIS was planning on using the crime-ridden city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, as a staging area for a car bomb attack on the Fort Bliss military installation in El Paso, Texas, which is about 15 minutes from the Mexican border.
According to Judicial Watch sources, the initiative to transport Ebola victims here is confidential for now. "...the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis. It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola. One source tells us that the Obama administration is keeping this plan secret from Congress. The source is concerned that the proposal is illegal; endangers the public health and welfare; and should require the approval of Congress."
Reacting to the allegation about the foreign Ebola cases, the Washington Examiner declared that "Such a plan would likely cause a political outcry throughout the nation, on edge over the spread of the virus."
President Obama has thus far been unwilling to impose a temporary ban on flights from West Africa to try to contain the virus there, although other countries are doing so.
Separately, Marine General John Kelly, the chief of the U.S. Southern Command, "has warned that if Ebola surfaces in Central America or the Caribbean, there will be a stampede of people heading north across the Rio Grande to the U.S. to escape the disease," Time reported. Kelly even related one anecdote where a group of men from Liberia were allegedly spotted in Central America on their way to the U.S. border.
There also have been unconfirmed reports that Central American immigrants crossing into America illegally are spreading diseases such as enterovirus 68.
As far as Ebola screening at U.S. airports is concerned, the New York Post claims that a federal government contractor is trying to hire Ebola screeners for JFK Airport and four other airports at only $19 an hour. About 150 passengers reportedly arrive in the U.S. from the Ebola-stricken countries by air each day.
At the same time, allegations have surfaced about logrolling at the Centers for Disease Control. "Top public health officials have collected $25 million in bonuses since 2007, carving out extra pay for themselves in tight federal budgetary times while blaming a lack of money for the Obama administration's lackluster response to the Ebola outbreak," the Washington Times reported.
Do you think it's plausible that the Obama administration would proactively bring Ebola-infected non-citizens to American hospitals?
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