Thursday, October 2, 2014

Using Ebola Scare to Foment Anti-Immigrant Sentiment (Without the Facts)

Jessica Vaughan on the Center for Immigration Studies blog tries to make anti-immigration hay out of the nations's Ebola scare in a story entitled "Dallas Ebola Patient Was Another Visa Mistake."  It begins "Look up `likely visa overstay' in the dictionary, and you should find a picture of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who is the first Ebola case diagnosed within the United States, and who is now being treated in a Dallas hospital."

The post goes on to admit that "The federal government has yet to disclose the details of Duncan's immigration history . . . ."  (emphasis added).  Without knowing the facts, Vaughan goes on to suggest that the United States cut off all travel from the three nations in Western Africa experiencing Ebola outbreaks.


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