Skip to comments.BUSH TO EASE RULE LIMITING HIV-POSITIVE FOREIGN VISITORS
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 ...
And the problem is?
Maybe we can make them wear a protective suit?
Your link wasn't linking.
for God'sake, look at the source and you know you have less than 1/2 the story.......Freepers are sometimes so reactionarily predictable.
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.
Did the link work when you clicked it?
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!
yikes...what to do about HIV Islamists...
no, found it separately on google
Let's all pile on Bush now. Forget facts, forget the source, just read the headline, let's just bash, bash, bash!
We'll be told "they're only here to work"...and play.
"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.
Don't worry, they're just trying to get us used to Rudy, in advance!
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.
"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.
Just what we need...a bunch of AIDS infested faggots running loose in our country.
The "two" parties aren't offering that option to America anymore.
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.
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.
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).
ditto that to the max
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.
You beat me to it, glad I doublechecked before posting.
Confidential to GWB: too late to go after the Foley vote. Why are you trying?
There is no rational explanation for this insanity.
Bush is weakening very badly these days - pray HARD for him!
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.
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.
So what is the rest of the story. You're the advertising guy. What positive spin can you put on it?
> 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?
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.
Rutherford is a credible organization ... sigh ...
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.
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?
"What is going on with BUSH?"
He doesn't have to pander to conservatives anymore.