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BUSH TO EASE RULE LIMITING HIV-POSITIVE FOREIGN VISITORS
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 3, 2006 | Sabin Russell

Posted on 12/03/2006 9:29:18 PM PST by janetgreen

President Bush will ease a long-standing rule barring HIV-positive people from entering the United States without a special waiver, a ban long criticized by human rights groups.

Because of the rule, organizers of the biannual International AIDS Conferences have not held a gathering in the United States since 1990, when San Francisco hosted the event.

The White House chose Friday, World AIDS Day, to announce that Bush would issue an executive order allowing HIV-positive people to enter the United States on short-term tourist or business visas without having to seek special permission.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aids; aliens; bush; communicabledisease; communicablediseases; disease; hiv; immigrantlist; immigration; invasionusa; visas
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Do we really need to import disease into America? We're already medicating half of Mexico, who has brought drug-resistant TB to us. If these HIV-infected visitors don't go home, will it be our responsibility to medicate them too?
1 posted on 12/03/2006 9:29:22 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen
Because of the rule, organizers of the biannual International AIDS Conferences have not held a gathering in the United States since 1990

And the problem is?

2 posted on 12/03/2006 9:30:59 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: janetgreen

WTF?


3 posted on 12/03/2006 9:31:21 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: janetgreen

Maybe we can make them wear a protective suit?

4 posted on 12/03/2006 9:31:43 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I'm so anti-pc, I use a Mac)
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To: janetgreen

Your link wasn't linking.


5 posted on 12/03/2006 9:32:26 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: janetgreen

for God'sake, look at the source and you know you have less than 1/2 the story.......Freepers are sometimes so reactionarily predictable.


6 posted on 12/03/2006 9:34:01 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: kinoxi

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/12/02/MNGKFMO1ST1.DTL&type=printable


7 posted on 12/03/2006 9:35:49 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen

Nice move Bush -- just what we need. Why doesn't he just "ease restrictions" on Islamofascists hell-bent on killing Americans?? It would be equally popular. The continued pandering to the far left just keeps getting better.


8 posted on 12/03/2006 9:36:09 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: advertising guy

Did the link work when you clicked it?


9 posted on 12/03/2006 9:36:14 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: janetgreen

Great! Now we'll hiv Suicide bombers. Gotta love Bush, the Republican Clinton who gave handed over the reigns of congress to the enemy of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!


10 posted on 12/03/2006 9:36:15 PM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: janetgreen

yikes...what to do about HIV Islamists...


11 posted on 12/03/2006 9:36:19 PM PST by stylin19a ("Klaatu Barada Nikto")
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To: janetgreen
Thanks.
:)
12 posted on 12/03/2006 9:36:45 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: kinoxi

no, found it separately on google


13 posted on 12/03/2006 9:37:09 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: advertising guy
If queers weren't a protected class, people with aids would be quarantined!
14 posted on 12/03/2006 9:40:07 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: janetgreen

Let's all pile on Bush now. Forget facts, forget the source, just read the headline, let's just bash, bash, bash!


15 posted on 12/03/2006 9:40:17 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: EagleUSA
The continued pandering to the far left just keeps getting better.

We'll be told "they're only here to work"...and play.

16 posted on 12/03/2006 9:41:59 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen
Bush declared that "we have a duty to do something about this epidemic.'' He cited his $15 billion, five-year overseas AIDS relief effort, which Dybul -- an AIDS physician who once treated patients in San Francisco -- now runs.

Who gives more money for AIDS relief than the US?
They need help yes but to allow unfettered access to a group that is already defined as "epidemic" is simply suicidal.
17 posted on 12/03/2006 9:44:01 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Indy Pendance

"Let's all pile on Bush now. Forget facts, forget the source, just read the headline, let's just bash, bash, bash!"

Well, is this false?

If it's true, it's just another in a series of bitter disappointments.


19 posted on 12/03/2006 9:45:25 PM PST by dsc
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To: janetgreen

Don't worry, they're just trying to get us used to Rudy, in advance!


20 posted on 12/03/2006 9:45:57 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: janetgreen

Why don't we just air-drop visas and plane tickets to "deserving groups" all over the world? Or better yet, shut down the customs department completely and offer a rebate on all plane tickets to all newly arriving non-Americans. That ought to give a much-needed immigration boost to all kinds of deserving groups.


21 posted on 12/03/2006 9:46:08 PM PST by samtheman (The Democrats are the DhimmiGods of the New Religion of PC)
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To: janetgreen
Activists, taken by surprise by the announcement, generally praised Bush's decision but said all restrictions on immigrants with HIV should be lifted. "It's a step away from a terribly discriminatory and inappropriate policy, but it doesn't go far enough,'' said Leonard Rubenstein, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights, in Washington.

"This is a treatable disease. If you want to remove stigma from AIDS, you have to go the whole distance, and eliminate all restrictions on entry to the United States for people with HIV.''

It's never enough is it? No matter how much we give or allow its never enough for the rest of this world.

It's time we learned we can't buy the worlds love and just started doing whats right to preserve this country first, then help the rest.

As for removing stigmas's......Sometimes a stigma is a good and healthy thing.

22 posted on 12/03/2006 9:46:26 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: janetgreen
This Compassionate Conservative crap needs to find an end game or Bush ends up being a Liberal Democrat.

The Circle of Life, a Lion eating Bugs equals a Compassionate Conservative = Hollywood = deception and lies.

Rush said it best "A Tiger is a Tiger"

TT
23 posted on 12/03/2006 9:46:54 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: dsc
I'd take anything from The SF chron with a grain of salt. A gay disease article from the gay capital of the US? Please.
24 posted on 12/03/2006 9:47:48 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: CowPalace1964
To post #18

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25 posted on 12/03/2006 9:47:59 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: janetgreen

Just what we need...a bunch of AIDS infested faggots running loose in our country.


26 posted on 12/03/2006 9:48:25 PM PST by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: Kakaze
It's time we learned we can't buy the worlds love and just started doing whats right to preserve this country first, then help the rest.

The "two" parties aren't offering that option to America anymore.

27 posted on 12/03/2006 9:51:24 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen
Admittedly this is very little information, however there is not much in the article that is heartening. The oft cited statistic is that approximately 12M illegals are in the united states at present. Of that number the shocking fact is that an estimated 2/3rds arrived here legally. They had short term visas, etc. but simply did not return when they were supposed to. The INS, and now ICE, have not had the resources to track individuals once in the US on a proper Visa, no matter what the duration.

I think it's fair to have concern that some may be coming to the US by the most efficient means possible - which could be to attend and AIDS conference, then blend into the community and not leave at the end of the temporary Visa, and then ride the back of the taxpayer for the approximate $25,000/year AIDS cocktail treatment.

28 posted on 12/03/2006 9:51:46 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: janetgreen

This is ridiculous if the article is true.

Even Clinton was not that stupid to ease that rule!

Maybe Libs are right after all when they ridicule Bush intelligence.


29 posted on 12/03/2006 9:52:39 PM PST by GregH
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
and then ride the back of the taxpayer for the approximate $25,000/year AIDS cocktail treatment

The world knows that this president refuses to enforce immigration laws, and that the stupid Americans are forced to pay for "immigrant" medical care. Bush has rolled out the red carpet, at our expense (again).

30 posted on 12/03/2006 9:55:07 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

ditto that to the max


31 posted on 12/03/2006 9:58:26 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: AlaskaErik
It's an African disease.link
32 posted on 12/03/2006 9:58:50 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: janetgreen; All

It's true. From http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/12/20061201-2.html

The President Is Dedicated To Ending Discrimination Against People Living With HIV/AIDS

The President Will Direct The Secretary Of State To Request And The Secretary Of Homeland Security To Initiate A Rulemaking That Would Propose A Categorical Waiver For HIV-Positive People Seeking To Enter The United States On Short-Term Visas. The President considers the participation of people living with HIV/AIDS a critical element in the global HIV/AIDS response. A 1993 law prohibits HIV-positive people from receiving visas to visit the United States without a waiver. A categorical waiver would enable HIV-positive people to enter the United States for short visits through a streamlined process.


33 posted on 12/03/2006 10:03:55 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: janetgreen
Well, a little Aids will help balance out all the tuberculosis coming across the border and it is far more PC.
34 posted on 12/03/2006 10:04:39 PM PST by Colorado Doug
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To: janetgreen
Lovely!

What's going on with BUSH?

Keep em out!

Seal up the borders.

Stop illegals and terrorists.

Don't welcome AIDS, which typically promiscuous MAELS have with open arms.


GEESH!
35 posted on 12/03/2006 10:09:12 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

You beat me to it, glad I doublechecked before posting.


36 posted on 12/03/2006 10:09:41 PM PST by sockmonkey (Die, Possums, Die)
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To: AlaskaErik
#26 PRECOSLEY!

Does he really believe he's going to curry votes for Republicans later through these diseased people visiting others with the same disease they got by CHOICE?

Don't tell me they ALL got this through bad blood transfusions ... LOL!!!
37 posted on 12/03/2006 10:11:35 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: janetgreen

Confidential to GWB: too late to go after the Foley vote. Why are you trying?


38 posted on 12/03/2006 10:14:44 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: All

ON THE NET...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1747324/posts?page=106#106


39 posted on 12/03/2006 10:16:40 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nmh; All
Everyone should read about the diseases our government is importing for us to deal with. A good article is at:

http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db/commentary.asp?record_id=313

There is no rational explanation for this insanity.

40 posted on 12/03/2006 10:18:35 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen

Bush is weakening very badly these days - pray HARD for him!


41 posted on 12/03/2006 10:39:28 PM PST by prophetic
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To: Kakaze

No it is never enough for them. The special treatment and privileges the HIV/AID crowd and gays get are unreal. What about people like my grandfather who served in WWII and died of cancer this summer.

Why import more individuals with HIV/AIDS? Why give them the chance to come here and possibly infect US citizens? No short visas and keep the restrictions.


42 posted on 12/03/2006 10:49:50 PM PST by YoungSoutherner
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To: janetgreen

Exactly why they want to come, if they couldn't ride the back of US taxpayers for their medical treatment no one would be having this discussion. They are just insisting on getting to this country, we must be offering something good.


43 posted on 12/03/2006 10:56:08 PM PST by YoungSoutherner
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To: advertising guy
you know you have less than 1/2 the story

So what is the rest of the story. You're the advertising guy. What positive spin can you put on it?

44 posted on 12/03/2006 11:02:44 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Indy Pendance

> Let's all pile on Bush now. Forget facts, forget the source, just read the headline, let's just bash, bash, bash!

So... he's not easing the rule?

Source?


45 posted on 12/03/2006 11:18:11 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: janetgreen

I was just about to turn in for the night ... thought I'd check the pings ... I'll take a peek at that link ... I'm not in the mood for nightmares tonight. It's almost as though we're doing all we can to destroy this country as quickly as possible.


46 posted on 12/04/2006 12:01:29 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: janetgreen

Oh GEESH!

Rutherford is a credible organization ... sigh ...

Excerpt:

To make matters worse, in excess of 7,000 new cases of leprosy have been diagnosed in the U.S. in the past three years. As the “Silent Invasion” report concludes, “illegal alien immigrants from India, Brazil, the Caribbean and up through Mexico have fueled the resurgence into the United States.”

Chagas, called the kissing bug disease because the parasite favors the face as a route of infection, comes in acute and chronic forms, which can damage your heart and intestines. This parasite now threatens our blood supply, yet no means to test the blood is currently available. Ironically, the public health community has been aware of this danger for years. “Hundreds of blood recipients may be silently infected,” writes Donald G. McNeil, Jr. in the New York Times (November 18, 2003), “and there is no effective treatment for them. After a decade, 10 to 30 percent of them will die when their hearts or intestines, weakened by the disease, explode.” Three people received Chagas infected organs in 2001, the first such cases ever reported in the United States. Two of those three died. Moreover, “Dengue Fever, reports of polio, and now, the first case of malaria in Texas trickle into the United States as the invasion of illegal aliens increases in numbers.”

Undiagnosed disease due to uncontrolled illegal immigration is not merely confined to the border states. This health care crisis spreads daily across the nation. In 2002, Northern Virginia reported a 17% increase in tuberculosis cases. Prince William County alone reported a staggering 188% increase over the previous year. Health officials link immigrants to this outbreak and credit them with introducing the drug resistant strains. And in Queens, N.Y., the health department found that “immigrants” made up 81% of new TB cases in 2001.

What does this mean for American citizens? As the “Silent Invasion” report concludes: “It means your children are at risk when attending school or going to the movies. It means that when a classmate from a foreign country sneezes or coughs, your child may be at risk for any number of diseases. If you eat at a fast food restaurant, a person infected with hepatitis could prepare your food. If you need a blood transfusion, the blood could be infected with Chagas Disease.”


Lovely!

In the old days when you arrived on Ellis Island, a PHYSICAL was required and if you had some kind of a disease you were SENT BACK IMMEDIATELY!

What is going on with BUSH?


47 posted on 12/04/2006 12:05:38 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh

"What is going on with BUSH?"

He doesn't have to pander to conservatives anymore.


48 posted on 12/04/2006 12:11:09 AM PST by EnochPowellWasRight
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To: janetgreen
Apparently we are already medicating them where they live.

American taxpayers AIDS and abets, sexually irresponsible behavior.
49 posted on 12/04/2006 12:25:31 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell ( Is not death also victory in a war against an abomination so vile you could never live with it?)
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To: janetgreen
George Bush now has San Fransicko values. Pathetic.


50 posted on 12/04/2006 12:30:11 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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