President Barack Obama announced a plan Tuesday to expand efforts to help move thousands more Central American migrants to the United States — and this short-sighted blunder could put millions of America at risk.
The influx of illegal immigrants into our country immediately rings two warning bells for concerned Americans: crime and job loss. But they also threaten to bring a silent, invisible killer across America’s borders – the deadly Zika virus.
Monday – just one day prior to Obama’s announcement — a report was released warning that as many as 2 million Latin American women could be infected with Zika over the next two years, NBC reports.
Currently in the United States, disease control experts are already struggling to prevent a Zika virus outbreak.
Rather than help fight against the disease, Obama’s plan — without proper disease screening implemented — will welcome an epidemic with open arms.
“Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses have been known to exhibit explosive outbreaks, infecting as much as 75 percent of a population in a single year,” researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Britain’s University of Southampton warned in the journal Nature Microbiology on Monday.
Opponents of the administration say this is both a danger to citizens’ health and a complete overstep of authority for the Obama administration.
“Once again, the Obama administration has decided to blow wide open any small discretion it has in order to reward individuals who have no lawful presence in the United States with the ability to bring their family members here,” Representative Robert W. Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.
“Rather than take the steps necessary to end the ongoing crisis at the border, the Obama administration perpetuates it by abusing a legal tool meant to be used sparingly to bring people to the United States and instead applying it to the masses in Central America.”
The program for refugee children so far has drawn 9,500 applicants, according to The New York Times.
Obama’s expansion of that program, which is set to go into effect in the next few months, will cause that number to quickly multiply.
And that’s just newly legal immigrants.
Since the start of the budget year in October, more than 51,100 people traveling as families and more than 43,000 unaccompanied children have been caught illegally crossing the Mexican border. The number of such illegal immigrants has been steadily rising the entire year.
Nearly 15 percent of the illegal-immigrant population is comprised of individuals from Central and South America, according to the National Review.
The United States is entirely unprepared to handle this rush of immigrants, and the administration’s weak immigration laws are a welcome sign to thousands of potentially sick illegals.
Obama’s short-sighted immigration policy isn’t compassion. It’s a Pandora’s Box of disease and death that threatens an entire generation of American babies.
Obama has announced he’s going to open this Pandora’s Box.
And it could cost us dearly.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Main Street says
More welfare recipients and higher crime where they are settled. Who says that their is little progress in America? It helps change the demographics quicker. Our clueless, childless, apathetic citizens soon will be in a new demographic, outnumbered and irrelevant. It’s all good!
Don’t let Obama cause any more problems take all authority away from him before it is to late stop imagration without better screening now. Politians act now.
Well you keep informing us about how this president cannot stand the people of United States. At every turn he shows us that he’s hell bent on destroying us as a people and our way of life.
What I need to know is what we as a people need to do to unseat him before he becomes unimpeachable. Once he reaches that moment in time and declares Marshall law, it’s all over! He becomes a tyrant and the end is near for all of us…..it becomes almost impossible to get rid of….
I thought the mullahs in Iran are crazy: he take the cake!!!
We should take him out for treason while there is still time
HE’LL NEVER BE IMPEACHED BECAUSE CONGRESS IS AFRAID OF RACEWARS HOWEVER, I WONDER WHY CONGRESS DOESN’T STOP ALL FUNDING OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN THE U.S.? I WISH WE WOULD GET OUT OF THE FRAUD ORGANIZATION CALLED UN.
Peter Joffe says
When decent good people apply for admittance to the USA they have a very tough job getting in and a green cards is almost impossible to get. This is for the protection of US citizens as they rightfully should be protected from invaders. But now it easy, as you simply arrive at the border with a back pack of old clothes and nothing else,. Next you find yourself on welfare with a nice apartment and support so that you never has to works another day in your life. Perhaps your apartment will have a nice view of the sea?? Of course the citizens of the USA will have to work hared, or be taxed more for their “goodwill”. I presume that soon all Kenyans will have free access to the USA as they are preferred to the ‘settlers’ that arrived with Columbus. Terrorists are also welcome and will assist in the full overthrow of civilization.
Obama is doing a great job of eradicating the US of its culture and creating an amalgam of such political and religious beliefs that control of the sheeple will be easy because we can no longer unite as one. We are headed toward one world leadership with no guiding rules except those by government. Christianity and its guidance for a sane and moral lifestyle will be erased and criminalizes. America will never again be the land of the free if people don’t wake up. Sad but Obama will fiddle (or golf) while Rome ( the US) burns.
I think that the Olhmpic Games in Brazil will already have done the job of spreading the Zika virus worldwide!So no worries!
Let’s let the refugees spend the remainder of this year camping out on the White House lawn. Michelle can educate them, and teach them nutrition. Barack can show them how to swing a golf club or shoot a basket. The utopian lifestyle should be a right to every citizen of the world…
why not send michelle and obo down to south america for a 2 month vacation and only give them shorts and t-shirts to wear and they can get the virus and then not let them back into the USA
Love your thinking, Dan.
Joseph C. Moore USN Ret. says
If the 94,000 illegally crossing the Mexico/US border since October could be confined to proximity to Obama on the White House lawn, that would be fitting for that illegal occupying the president’s office.
jerry holbrock says
by the time they get here they will probably be able to vote in november
That man is INSANE!!!!
Grover Syck says
No, you are insane for believing this elephant crap, and for spreading it.
Ron Lewis says
NO! You are the idiot and Obama is the worst President the USA has ever had and he is the best leader ever for the Extreme Muslim Jihadist.
Joseph C. Moore USN Ret. says
Obama was never LEGALLY vetted for the office, so he is not a legitimate “president”. The U.S. has been without a president for nearly 8 years now.
Well sir, what exactly do you mean and has Congress not acted to stop him ?
I agree with you along with thousands of other people. It is just amazing the ruins this man has gotten away with in our country, but it was the Democrats that voted him in and the rest of us has paid for it. His main goal was to bring the US to its knees and ruin our country.
The muslime in chief will do anything to cripple this country. Open borders for anything and everything that wants to come. Drugs and disease. Diseases this country eradicated are coming back with the influx of ILLEGALS/Refugees he is letting in and bringing in by the bus loads. He wants the US to be a 3rd world country. He keeps letting criminals out of jail, our crime is horrendous and he has divided this country. I don’t care if someone calls me non-Christian on this one but he is one person in this world I HATE with a passion for what he has done to our country. I wish the most EVIL on him, and wish to see him DIE a horrible death for all the pain he has inflicted on the legal US Citizens.
Ralph Nesbitt says
ch, Your comment is right on the money, and I agree completly with what you said!!!
I second that statement
Robert Allan Schilling says
I third that comment. I am appalled to think Obama was ever our President. He has destroyed the Democratic Party with his PEN AND A PHONE ATTITUDE. Hillary will just follow in his footsteps because she is a puppet. The only Democratic good President was Kennedy but he was Assassinated because by the Democrats he didn’t want to be a puppet. If the American public really believed Hillary can bring change, she can, but for the worse. If she gets in Office, you can bet we will end up a Third World country. Hell, the people from those countries are coming over here. That’s how it starts. They will suck our resources dry and there won’t be anything for us to use for what we are paying for. Think about your children and there children’s future. If you don’t care, Vote Hillary
CH, You nailed that one.
Texas Mak says
Didn’t he learn anything from the Ebola outbreak?
El Tejas says
Yes, he learned how he can bring more of the same to America, He is intent on doing as much damage as he can before he leave office.
Do people with even a little of brain gon’t understand what this government does with Americans? Are people want another 4——–+forever have
what we have now ? so, then “good lack” to all of us
I still believed in AMERiCAN ‘s healthy thinking. Wake up!
Julia ostrovsky says
You simply don’t want to publish my statement . This is only beginning….
Julia Ostrovsky says
Everything is completed. Is this new game that you are ordered to play???? Nice. Is this “gemocracy” ?
This is not hateful at all. Just very politely made reflection what is going on…..there is no personal attach at all. Or now it is called “personal attack”? All field are completed. What else you would like me to complete?
Grover Syck says
It is the republicans that will cause a Zika outbreak.
they have refused to put forth any funding to find either a cure or a preventative drug, or tho fight the flying pest that carry it.
DO NOT TRY TO BLAME THIS ON Obama. He has town until the election.
So take your elephant crap and shove up your ass.
Your last name says it all. Your mind is tainted by liberal lies and you are apparently unable to see the truth. More immigrants will lead to more debt and disease and crime and more areas of the US that will be poverty ridden like Detroit. Dummy, they approved the appropriation for Zika and then part of it was used for another Obama purpose. Part of his grand plan no doubt.
SYCK YOU HAVE A RUDE AWAKENING….YOU WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST ON THE TRAIN TO THE GAS CHAMBERS….WAKE UP DUMB ASS.
Grover sick ychuckou are an escapee from the worst of the worst mental ward, along with your pet o jackass !!!!
IF YOU DAMN LIBERALS WOULD STOP IMPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISEASE THEN REPUBLICANS WOULDN’T HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION TO FUND OR NOT TO FUND RESEARCH. I SAY NO TO FUNDING EVEN THOUGH REPUBLICANS WILL DIE FROM ZIKA SO TOO WILL DEMONCRATS. LET ODUMBO AND HIS SUPPORTERS PAY FOR THEIR BLINDNESS AND IGNORANCE.
Justin W says
President Obama’s administration will leave a legacy of corruption, incompetence, lawlessness and a recklessness. As I watched his DNC speech I couldn’t help but think of all the bad things he has inflicted on America.
The Texan says
His list did provide a number of good reasons NOT to vote for Hillary.
If this is true, this again is Treason as defined in the Constitution.
So add yet another one to the long list – akin to the crimes and outrages listed against King George in the DoI – to his indictment.
Remember always: D’OweBama should NEVER be impeached, because he never lawfully(that is, Constitutionally) held the office. The phrase “natural born” has always been defined as “born of TWO(count ’em, 2) US Citizens.”
D’OweBama is beginning to sound a lot like Andrew Jackson, too, who completely ignored SCOTUS when they ruled that the Cherokee could stay where they were(Jackson ordered the Trail of Tears to begin). His (D’OweBama’s) immigration “policies” have been rejected by SCOTUS, but he’s using Unconstitutional EO’s to continue leaving the doors to American open and virtually unguarded, as his orders are to “catch and release,” un-investigated and unvetted, those caught crossing borders illegally.
What is it called when you aid and abet criminal activity? Oh, yeah, “aiding and abetting,” just one more crime to be added to D’OweBama’s long list of indictable offenses.
I’d like to add one more very important point the shills keep giving my team on our paper. The shills keep giving us crap that correlation doesn’t prove causation, which is true. But on our study of various diseases and Glyphosate, our Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient is from 0.871 to 0.989. Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient for the Zika virus causing microcephaly is about 0,333! 1.000 is a perfect match! You could say your pregnant wife saw Obama on TV while she was pregnant! People can have the Zika virus and not even know it, including pregnant women! Don’t buy the fear porn!
For the reason stated above, They’ll want both men and women to get vaccinate for Zika just like for the Human Papiloma Virus (HPV)!!!!
He’s trying to ruin the country as much as he can before he leaves office. He’s already excelled at it. He has dug a hole of debt so deep we will never get out of it. The more he keeps the border open, the deeper the debt, so that when those who put into their retirement will never be able to collect because the freeloaders who come in with the Zika virus and whatever else and have never contributed to the system will drain it dry.
Obama definitely needs a mental evaluation which is LONG OVERDUE. HE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO GOVERN OUR REPUBLIC. PEOPLE IN THE USA AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES ARE LAUGHING AT HIM FOR THE FOOL THAT HE IS.
Russia is no longer laughing; Putin has threatened nuclear war after all the US provocations(like putting allegedly anti-missile systems on it’s borders whose launchers can quickly be converted to short’n’medium range nuke launchers), and has repeatedly told Western media sources about it – only to be repeatedly IGNORED!
When just 6 major corporations can control the majority of what you see, hear, and read, vital info such as this can be and is being suppressed. Should The Liar get into office, you can bet that independent, uncontrolled news sources on the internet will be SHUT DOWN.
Russia threatening nuclear war is not newsworthy?
Not if your real goal is to wipe out most of humanity, AND to simultaneously prevent most of humanity from learning about it, too.
Joanne, all I can say is “Oh My God”. What a bleak future we have in store for us after working so many years and then retiring. I can see that our great country will NEVER be the same again. I could never understand how Obama got elected into the highest office in our country. I listen to the news and read articles on the internet and it is so scary. Going through cancer was bad enough, but this is much worse. May God be with us.
Calvin Harwick says
He got elected the same way they are trying to elect Hilary Clinton.By fraud and rigging the system.The party leader hacks are the most corrupt that this country has ever had in my lifetime of 87 years.As the saying goes you cant walk around the barnyard without getting a little manure on your shoes.
Ken J. says
The key to understanding Obama’s confounding, UNAMERICAN actions is what Dr. Ben Carson pointed out at the RNC. Obama (and Hillary) is a disciple of Saul Alinsky and his book,(dedicated to Satan… take a look on Amazon at the preview pages to see for yourself) RULES FOR RADICALS. All of the things Obama does that do not make sense to us can be listed under on of those rules. The main ones he uses relate to creating chaos, overwhelming the system, and distract with something new regularly. An email I received recently pointed out why the mainstream media do not report honestly about what the Obama admin. is doing is that Obama hired in his admin. a relative of each the top executives of the 3 networks and CNN. The deceiver himself always worked with a behind the scenes plan for keeping Americans misinformed/uninformed!
mark halliday says
so why is this president and this government still in control
they clearly want to destroy us… blatantly obvious
why is everyone asleep
Calvin Harwick says
This African clown is the worst infectious disease this country has ever had.Its going to take years to clean up his mess,and Hilary Clinton wants to perpetuate it.As my old grandmother would say My gooood.
Hey Calvin. I hope a Zika Mosquito finds you.
There’s no stopping Zika no matter what you do. It’s here and it’s going to spread. It’s part of the many disasters to come from Climate Change. Oh I forgot. There’s no such thing as Climate Change.
Sure the climate does change. Ice ages for example. The problem is that it’s natural not man made.
steve johnson says
If Obuma does declare an open door policy for all immigrants to
freely walk in then i believe the public should revolt and our military
should immediately lock them all up and keep them so until they have
been properly vetted (by non-puppets of the “regime”).
If Nixon were 1/2 “black” would he have remained President??