And those are the ones we’ve caught. If one were to speculate on how many from countries dealing with the ebola crisis were able to successfully elude the Border Patrol, the number would be two or three times that, or up to more than 200.
The chance that any of these border jumpers who managed to make it into the interior of the US are afflicted with ebola is not zero. And when you’re dealing with a disease that claims an 80% mortality rate, nothing less than zero is acceptable.
The number of illegals from ebola-afflicted countries comes from a secret report obtained by Breitbart from the Customs and Border Protection agency.
The report reveals the apprehension numbers ranging from 2010 through July 2014. It shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union, either to illegally migrate there or as a possible stop in their journey to the United States. The data are broken down further into the specific U.S. border sectors where the apprehensions and contact occurred.
Among the significant revelations are that individuals from nations currently suffering from the world’s largest Ebola outbreak have been caught attempting to sneak across the porous U.S. border into the interior of the United States. At least 71 individuals from the three nations affected by the current Ebola outbreak have either turned themselves in or been caught attempting to illegally enter the U.S. by U.S. authorities between January 2014 and July 2014.
As of July 20, 2014, 1,443 individuals from China were caught sneaking across the porous U.S. border this year alone, with another 1,803 individuals either turning themselves in to U.S. authorities at official ports of entry, or being caught attempting to illegally enter at the ports of entry. This comes amid a massive crackdown by Chinese authorities of Islamic terrorists in the Communist nation.
Twenty-eight individuals from Pakistan were caught attempting to sneak into the U.S. this year alone, with another 211 individuals either turning themselves in or being caught at official ports of entry.
Thirteen Egyptians were caught trying to sneak into the U.S. this year alone, with another 168 either turning themselves in or being caught at official ports of entry.
As the Breitbart article points out, most of the world appears to be taking advantage of our porous borders.
Bridget Johnson’s Tatler post on CDC director Thomas Friedan’s comment — “I do not think it’s in the cards that we would have widespread Ebola in this country” — is reassuring only if you take into account that only those who enter the country legally from afflicted nations would put us at risk.
In fact, sick illegals crossing the border would be far more dangerous than someone showing up at an airport with the virus. The number of potential victims would be far greater and it would be harder to keep the virus from spreading given the distances traveled by the illegal.
All it takes is one or two sick people to successfully cross the border to set off a panic.