One of the best arguments against a travel ban against the African countries where Ebola has broken out is that it would be ineffective, given the porous U.S. borders. Someone determined to travel to the U.S. would find a way. Surprisingly, that is the argument trotted out by White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to explain why there is no travel ban. Previously, the White House has touted its efforts toward border security.
“We believe a travel ban could actually endanger people more by driving them underground and having them seek ways to find ways into the United States that are outside the existing travel protocols,” Rhodes told MSNBC on Monday.
That flies in the face of what Democrats and their media allies have insisted recently –namely, that there is no border crisis. It took the debate over an Ebola travel ban to bring out the truth.
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