Skip to comments.White House Announces End to HIV Travel Ban
Posted on 10/30/2009 9:29:43 AM PDT by khnyny
President Obama called the 22-year ban on travel and immigration by HIV-positive individuals a decision "rooted in fear rather than fact" and announced the end of the rule-making process overturning the ban.
The president signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 at the White House Friday and also spoke of the new rules, which have been under development more more than a year. "We are finishing the job," the president said.
The regulations are the final procedural step in ending the ban, and will be published Monday in the Federal Register, to be followed by the standard 60-day waiting period prior to implementation.
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Ah, but the H1N1 situation is NOT “rooted in fear rather than fact.” Right?
Sure. Once we have free health care for all, why not let every AIDS patient on the planet come here for treatment. Cost of just the drugs alone: $1,200 a month. Oh, but we’ll have a more diverse society.
What, new cases of HIV on the decline? We’ll fix that!
You both bring up interesting points.
Is this beneficial to the US?
So more infected with AID’s can come and continue to overwhelm our healthcare systems....
Of course. a disease with civil rights
Is this beneficial to the US?
That’s the last thing Emperor Obama considers in any action.
Mexico has already outsourced their Welfare and Low-Income Health Care responsibilities to the US Taxpayer.
Now we can look forward to every sub-saharan country also outsourcing their HIV patient health-care to the USA as well.
Don’t believe me? 75% of HIV patients treated by the NHS in the UK are immigrants from Africa.
Why not just lift the ban on any disease ridden person. Wait, HIV is a politically protected disease for a special class of people. Higher legal penalties for assaulting them, special arrangements to get them in the country, laws to ensure no one can fire or harm them in any way for the most disgusting and devient activities. Ah yes, welcome to CHANGE.
You are right, he cares nothing for the country. It’s a perk he’s throwing to the gay/lesbian groups.
"DING! DING! DING! What do we have for him, Johnny?"
How completely and utterly stupid. Once we only accepted healthy people who could take care of themselves. Now, we take the dregs of the world, because we are so “”compassionate” and we have so much extra cash laying around to take care of them. Insane and treasonous!
Why is this a priority - especially now? To the casual observor, it seems there are much more important issues that deserve this administration’s attention. You know - our TROOPS in Afghanistan and Iraq, the economy, job creation...
what is ‘the 60 day waiting period prior to implementation’?
Who can stop him from doing whatever he wants? What a load of crap.
Just adds to the healthcare crisis ... Expect millions to pour in now ...
This sums up the Obama administration in one story. He literally doesn’t care if the number of cases of HIV increases so long as he can pander to homosexual activists.
Great, we once had 1 case, now several million, but hey, let in a few more human vectors and maybe we can raise the infection rate. Somewhere a village in Kenya is missing an idiot.
HIV is an epidemic in DC. The numbers are already equivalent to a third world country.
HIV/AIDS Rate in D.C. Hits 3%
Considered a ‘Severe’ Epidemic, Every Mode of Transmission Is Increasing, City Study Finds
The largest cesspool of AIDS remains Africa.
So Obama gets a twofer, or rather a threefer, with this policy change.
1. He pleases the gay lobby.
2. He brings in more African immigrants.
3. He brings in more Muslim immigrants.
and 4. He overwhelms the health system and breaks the budget.
The perfect immigrant to implement Obama’s new plan for our country is a Somali Muslim terrorist with AIDS.
Expect to see millions of them.
Every day I say the same thing as I shake my head in dismay.....what a bastard 0bozo is. Just as he promised in his election never-ending campaign, this bastard is out to re-make Amerika in his own socialist-nazi-commie pig image. Where are our military leaders??? Isn’t there anyone or any group of people that can take down and arrest this commie pig 0bozo before he completely destroys our country???
Oh goody. We can import other countries’ sickest patients just in time for 0bummerCare!
The HIV Ban - Immigration Equality
On June 29, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed regulation which will remove HIV from its list of “communicable diseases of public health significance.”
What is the HIV bar to immigration?
Section 212(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that any foreign national with a communicable disease of public health significance is inadmissible. Being “inadmissible” means that if you are HIV-positive, you can only obtain a green card if you qualify for a waiver. If you are HIV-positive and apply for legal permanent residence and do not qualify for a waiver, your application will be denied and you may be placed in removal (deportation) proceedings. Being “inadmissible” also bars short-term travel to the U.S.
In 1993, Congress passed a law that added HIV to the INA as a disease that automatically made an HIV-positive foreign national “inadmissible.” This part of the statute was repealed in the summer of 2008, but since HIV remained on the list that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) keeps that defines “communicable diseases of public health significance” we have been waiting for HHS to amend its list for the ban to be fully repealed. In the summer of 2009, HHS issued proposed regulations to remove HIV from the list. We are now waiting for the final regulations to be published for the ban to be fully lifted.
Bet we see a major spike in AIDS in the ethnic communities with this decision! Of course knowing the dems and their past relationship with discrimination this might just be being done on purpose to control the population of said communities. AIDS afterall is a lifestyle choice diease and is a terminal illness from which no one so far has been cured. Death panels anyone?
US activists praise Senate for lifting HIV travel ban
(AFP) Jul 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AFP) Gay advocates and commentators have hailed a vote by US senators to repeal a travel ban on HIV-positive visitors or immigrants to the United States.
The ban first imposed 20 years ago, and made law in 1993, required foreigners with HIV to apply for special waivers and opponents said it discriminated against people with the disease without cause.
“Barring some unforeseen event, the HIV Travel Ban — a relic of the days when HIV was a source of fear and stigma and terror — is finally over,” commentator Andrew Sullivan wrote on his blog on the Atlantic magazine’s website.
Senator John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Republican Gordon Smith of Oregon sponsored the repeal of the ban.
Patient Zero Tourism Obama Legislation.
Yes ,POSER BOY ZERO is committing jihad on America!
Send $150 million to Muslim countries for ‘technical advancements’ and open the doors to more people with HIV- then expect to treat them with our “free Health Care”.
HIV costs of treatment are a deeeeeep black hole.
You can vaccinate alot of kids all over the world for the cost of treating one homosexual person who refuses to control their behavior.
75% of HIV patients treated by the NHS in the UK are immigrants from Africa.”
That is because those fools believe that they can be ‘cured’ by having sex with 6 year old virgins.
Savages—all of them—especially the imposter from Kenya in the Oval Office.
Meanwhile this thug doesn’t want to recognize a child that survives abortion and is born alive breathing under his or her own lungpower as being a HUMAN BEING deserving of basic civil rights.
America is now an occupied country. We’re being colonized and enslaved.
You hit the nail on the head. I’m worried for the troops in Afghanistan while our SOB president is worried about the queers and their “feelings”. The state of the economy just scares the hell out of me. It’s not so great in my area of Florida.
Son of a b*tch is shoring up his base.
It will end up costing us a fortune, and serve as a magnet for the AIDS-infected around the world, who will consume what are soon to be scarce health-care resources.”
I think I have just figured out how he is going to turn this into his dream African nation.
Looks like he wants to turn us into Kenya. Wonder why? Hmmmm.
“We are finishing the job”
Of nailing the lid on America’s coffin?
If I was China, I’d supply Africa with the commercial airplanes to provide every AIDS patient with a one way ticket. Free of charge.
It seems that the news released on a Friday (especially before a holiday) is always particularly interesting.
I’m wondering if one of the reasons the government wants to control healthcare is so they can make money off of global HIV in some way. I hate to think in those cynical terms, but based on their performance so far, this administration warrants that type of thinking.
In any event, one thing is for sure, the UN and activists were pushing for the lifting of this ban. I wonder if Obama has aspirations of heading the UN someday.
There is the problem in regard to the military of field first-aid treatment of open gays, who have a more likelihood of having HIV; and the pending disaster in Muslim countries where the enemy will say that the U. S. forces are open homosexuals who are bringing HIV to the population.
For those who intrinsically hate the U. S., beginning with Obama, this is just splendid.
Moderate dems and R’s have GOT to be getting pretty sick of this sh*t.
It sounds more like the scumbag Ubama is trying to kill off Democrats.