U.S. Officials: Ebola Could Spread through Open Southern Border

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Open-Border Policy May Spread Ebola

Preface: We understand that Honduran children are fleeing death squads, and that the U.S. is at least partly responsible.  But even for those who are for an open immigration policy – and are not worried about ISIS sneaking through the U.S. border – Ebola changes the equation.

Forget whacky people making alarmist statements … what do officials with actual responsibility for security say?

Well, the head of the U.S. Southern Command – the branch of the U.S. military responsible for all U.S. military activities in South America and Central America –  says:

There is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa.

If it breaks out [in Central America], it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States … They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will try to get to the United States for treatment.

[I saw how easy it is for illegals to enter the United States. While visiting the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua with U.S. embassy personnel, I saw a group of men] waiting in line to pass into Nicaragua and then on their way north.

The embassy person walked over and asked who they were and they told him they were from Liberia and they had been on the road about a week. They met up with the network in Trinidad and now they were on their way to the United States — illegally, of course.

[The men] could have made it to New York City and still be within the incubation period for Ebola.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent – and vice president of the National Border Patrol Council #3307 – agrees that mass migration could spread Ebola to the U.S. , and says that “NOTHING” has been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America.

Additionally, the “screenings” at airports are a joke (and see this) … and the whole open-travel policy is unfounded.

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