Obama Opens the Border to More STDs

Administration admits change will increase infections, costs

Feb 23, 2016, 00:15 ET from Center for Immigration Studies

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Obama administration has lifted the entry ban on three more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), a policy change that will have both a monetary and a public health cost.

A Center for Immigration Studies report reveals that, just as Obama lifted an entry ban on foreigners with HIV in 2009, he has now removed chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum from the short list of "communicable diseases of public health significance" that make an alien ineligible for admission to the United States.

Jon Feere, the Center's legal policy analyst and author of the report, said, "This change in policy illustrates, once again, that increased immigration is the main goal of the Obama administration, no matter the costs. 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."

View the entire report at: http://www.cis.org/Obama-Opens-the-Border-to-More-STDs

With Obama's latest narrowing of the list of inadmissible communicable diseases, only syphilis, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and leprosy remain. The report includes links to the Federal Register entry detailing the changes as explained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Contact: Marguerite Telford
202-466-8185, mrt@cis.org

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SOURCE Center for Immigration Studies