Obama Admin Lifts Ban on Illegals Entering with “Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance”

New Health Risks from Open Immigration

According to a report slated for release on Tuesday, the Obama administration is removing the sexually transmitted diseases chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum from the list of diseases that would prevent a non-U.S. citizen from entering the U.S. This means that the only communicable diseases of public health significance that would now bar entry to the United States are tuberculosis, leprosy, syphilis, and gonorrhea. The report is from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS’s), and the author, legal policy analyst Jon Feere, argues that the policy change could have serious 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.”

As Feere notes in his report, the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the cost of lifting the ban on chancroid-, granuloma inguinale-, and lymphogranuloma venereum-infected non-citizens would be less than $100 million annually.

In its rule, the administration argues that the changes represent a modernization of the policy and will allow the physicians who perform the medical exams to “be able to devote more time and training to other, more common and/or more serious health issues.”

The bottom line is the administration seems to have decided that completely open borders are the order of the day, with immigration services hamstrung, and even violent criminal illegals that are ignored or protected from deportation by lax or nonexistent enforcement of laws. In this case, it is even worse because there is no upside for changing the policy except saving some administrative time to vet the immigrants.

Obama has shown time and again that he is uninterested in the welfare of the citizens of this country. And of course if there is a major outbreak of infectious disease due to welcoming in hordes of sick migrants, it is perhaps as important to him as the ingress of Islamic terrorists. Both policy decisions reflect a man who cares little to nothing about the lives and well being of those who have given him their trust. He is an empty and ethics free vessel, worthy only of our scorn.

Source: breitbart.com



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