On October 7, Marine Corps General John F. Kelly said it will be “Katie bar the door” and “mass immigration into the United States” if Ebola reaches Central America.
Kelly was speaking to the National Defense University in Washington DC.
According to The Weekly Standard, Kelly cited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers predicting “1.4 million people infected with Ebola…by the end of the year…and 62 percent of them dying.” He said that if the disease somehow reaches Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador, panic will ensue and people will flee those countries for the US.
Said Kelly: “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will try to get to the United States for treatment.”
On July 5, Defense One reported Kelly’s Congressional testimony about the porous condition of the US southern border and specifically, “the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons, and people from Central America.”
He stressed the need for “more drones, money, and ships” to protect the southern border at that time, and that was before the possibility of an immigration explosion due to Ebola was even imagined.
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