BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The possible spread of Ebola and other diseases has become a focal point in a federal trial where a controversial California dentist is suing the U.S. government in an effort to stop immigration authorities from moving detained aliens out of border areas.
During a hearing on Tuesday, U.S District Judge Andrew Hannen heard from various witnesses including epidemiologists, border patrol officials, and others on the lawsuit that was originally filed in July by Orly Taitz.
Following the testimony, Hannen said he would take all the facts into consideration and issue a ruling in the near future.
The original suit filed by Taitz in July, and obtained by Breitbart Texas, sought to halt the transportation of illegal aliens who carried disease or had criminal records. However, in the most recent amendment to the lawsuit, Taitz added the issue of Ebola citing the current administration negligent response to the threat.
According to Taitz’s lawsuit President Barack Obama’s administration and his supporters have sought to open the borders in order to bring cheap labor into the country. Taitz claimed that the Obama signed the “Deferred Action for Children Arrivals” knowing that it would act as a magnet for additional immigrants to enter the country illegally thus causing the summer border surge in South Texas.
That surge brought a series of diseases such as scabies, tuberculosis, and measles. In August, Hannen denied Taitz’s request for an injunction and gave her until September to file an amendment. Taitz did, now mentioning Enterovirus 68 and Ebola while asking not only for the travel injunction but for a travel ban from countries with Ebola.
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