If This General Is Right, We Should Prepare for Another Illegal Immigration Onslaught

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The commander of the United States Southern Command, which oversees military activities in the Caribbean, Central, and South America for the Department of Defense, issued a dire warning about the spread of Ebola last week. While much of the focus has been on people flying into the United States from Africa, Marine Corps General John F. Kelly said there could be a much bigger threat from people crossing via our porous southern border:

If the disease gets to countries like Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador, it will cause a panic and people will flee the region, the general said.

“If it breaks out, it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States,” Kelly said. “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will try to get to the United States for treatment.”

We already have an out of control humanitarian crisis at our border, and new diseases being spread because of illegal unaccompanied minors being placed across the country without vaccines and health examinations. Can you imagine the disaster if an influx of illegals carrying Ebola rushed the border, with some overwhelming our already-full detention facilities, and others disappearing into the country without a trace?

Also, transnational criminal networks smuggle people and those people can be carrying Ebola, the general said. Kelly spoke of visiting the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua with U.S. embassy personnel. At that time, a group of men “were waiting in line to pass into Nicaragua and then on their way north,” he recalled.

“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,” Kelly continued. “They met up with the network in Trinidad and now they were on their way to the United States — illegally, of course.”

Those men, he said, “could have made it to New York City and still be within the incubation period for Ebola.”

Obama’s open borders policies might lead to a massive Ebola outbreak in the United States, but by all means, let’s keep our border insecure and release illegal immigrants to appease the amnesty lobby!

H/T: CNSNews.com

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