House Judiciary Chair: 'Increasing Evidence' Foreign Ebola Patients Coming to US

House Judiciary Chair: 'Increasing Evidence' Foreign Ebola Patients Coming to US

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) reported there is “increasing evidence” that the Obama administration is planning to bring foreign Ebola patients into the US for treatment on Monday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.

When asked about the prospect of the U.S. bringing in non-U.S. citizens with Ebola from abroad for treatment, Goodlatte responded, “Well, there’s increasing evidence that they’re making those plans, the media, members of the media, my office have received confidential communications saying that those plans are being developed and that’s why I wrote to the administration last week to Secretary Kerry and to Secretary Johnson asking them to confirm or deny it and to produce any documents related to that. And that he had “received information from within the administration” indicating that plans were being made.

He added that his written requests for information “have not received any response from the administration nor have we received, by the way, a response from an earlier letter that I and [Rep.] Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee, sent to the president pointing out to him that he has authority under the current Immigration and Nationality act to impose a temporary ban on all non-U.S. citizen visits to the United States of anyone from those three countries [Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia] who have been there in the last 30 days or from another country that has been there in the last 30 days.”

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