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WH: Travel Ban Will Actually Endanger People More

WH: Travel Ban Will Actually Endanger People More

Monday on  MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” in discussing the administrations response to Ebola in America, President Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said, “a travel ban could endanger people more.”

Rhodes said, “The judgment of the professionals is if you have a travel ban in place, it drives people underground and instead of traveling through protocols that allows us to screen, they seek to evade detection and the fact is what we are focus on is screening. If people are trying to travel from west Africa into the United States, how can we screen them to make sure they are not posing a risk. 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 protocols.”

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