The White House occupant himself could have acted to prevent the Ebola case in Dallas. So could HHS Secretary Burwell, DHS Director Johnson or Secretary of State Kerry. That is the determination of Jessica Vaughn, the Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies.
Vaughan said in an interview with Breitbart News that there wouldn’t have been a need for any funny business with a pen or a phone or trumped-up claims of authority. The necessary authority is contained in existing United States immigration law. The actions of the regime indicate an ignorance of immigration law, or a failure to recognize it validity, so their oversight might be in some ways understandable.
Vaughan says that the Immigration and Nationality Act grants broad authority to bar non-citizens, such as Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan from entering the country. There’s that tricky lingo again. Obamabots always confuse that word “citizen,” with “resident.”
The mechanisms for protecting the population are already in place and working in regard to other diseases. She said, “They have broad authority to bar any non-citizen from entering the country, but the INA does have a provision on the books already that bars people who have communicable diseases of public health significance. It gives the authority to HHS to create that list. The language says it’s only people who have them who are barred.”
“So what you have to do is set up a system of screening to make sure people you’re allowing to travel into the country are clear,” she explained. “We’ve done that with some of these other diseases in the past-and the way they do that is every visa issuing post has local doctors that they work with who will screen people who get immigrant visas to make sure they don’t have tuberculosis or leprosy or other diseases. You could similarly require that people who want to travel here on visitor’s visas go through a medical screening and put the burden of proof on the traveler to show they are not infected and are not carrying the disease.”
While the federal government has put Ebola on the list of “banned diseases” and sent 3,000 troops to build medical facilities in Africa, we haven’t taken the proper preventative measures here in the homeland. It’s not unlike guarding the Korean DMZ while our border remains wide open to an ongoing invasion.
Vaughn says “It’s all under the executive branch’s authority how to manage that. They should be working with public health experts on how to detect the disease and for what period of time people should be cleared for. But my understanding from listening to the reports about this case in Dallas is that it’s the airline that’s having people fill out reports and taking their temperature. From what I’ve read that’s not enough.”
Vaughan said the Obama administration has done “nothing” to screen for Ebola, adding, “It seems to have been outsourced to the airlines.
“But one thing they did announce was they were suspending deportations to Liberia in order to protect the criminal aliens who are living here from having to go back to their own country and catch this disease,” Vaughn said. “We keep hearing from the CDC that there’s almost no way to catch it, and yet we’re protecting people from deportation? We don’t protect people from deportation to countries that have high rates of HIV or Tuberculosis? This is supposedly harder to catch than that, Tuberculosis.”
Vaughn summarized the regime’s “efforts” saying, “So we’ve taken steps to protect illegal aliens from catching this in their home country but there hasn’t been anything done to protect Americans because there already are about 200,000 people who have been issued visas to travel here,” Vaughan stated. “Even if you stopped issuing visas today, there are already 200,000 people who have been issued visas to come here.”
Vaughan said if the administration actually had a plan earlier, the case in Dallas would likely not exist. Timely, effective planning is not a regime strong suit, regardless of the nature of the problem.
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