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The Kinda, Sorta Ebola Travel Ban

Oct. 21, 2014

Barack Obama explained recently that while he didn’t have a “philosophical objection, necessarily, to a travel ban” to slow the spread of Ebola, he thought such a measure would be counterproductive. In other words, it wasn’t yet politically expedient – especially given his immigration policies. Well, now it is – sort of. National Journal reports, “Travelers flying between West African nations affected by Ebola and the United States will now be subject to additional screenings and ‘protective measures’ to help prevent the disease from spreading into the U.S., the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday. All passengers flying from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea into the U.S. will be required to enter the country through five major airports: Dulles International Airport in Virginia; John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York; Newark Liberty International Airport; Chicago O'Hare International Airport; and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.” It’s really not so much a travel ban as enhanced screening, which in previous iterations has been known to the Left as racial profiling. More…

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