The immigration crisis is more serious than most people realize. Hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers are being crammed into spaces meant to hold hundreds. This, of course, is because the Democrats adamantly refuse to fund expanding those facilities or hire more immigration officials.
Children have died. Countless human beings have been trafficked by the drug cartels, and shipments of drugs into the U.S. have reached levels that could wipe out entire cities. Seriously.
Worst of all, these problems represent the smaller threat. The biggest problem is emerging in Africa right now.
It seems that every few years we hear about a new Ebola outbreak rampaging through Africa. It’s important to note that not all outbreaks are the same. There are multiple strains of the virus, and they seem to pop up in new locations each time.
This particular outbreak is a step above the norm. According to the WHO, it’s the second deadliest epidemic in the history of the world, and it’s not done yet.
This outbreak started a few months ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the past month alone, it has infected over 200 and killed more than 60. It’s in 12 different health zones in the country, and it’s spreading fast.
Over the course of the outbreak, there have been over 2,000 confirmed cases and 1,400 confirmed deaths. That’s a mortality rate of 70 percent.
Scarier still, the outbreak appears to have breached the borders of the DRC. Confirmed cases have popped up in Uganda, and the WHO is scrambling to get ahead of the spread of the disease.
Someone who hasn’t been watching closely might be confused as to what an Ebola outbreak in the DRC has to do with America’s ongoing immigration crisis. Those who do watch closely are already reasonably worried.
The connection is pretty simple. Border agents are now reporting record numbers of African migrants crossing from Mexico into the U.S.
The word is out that the best way to get into America is to cross over the Southern border. African migrants take a flight or boat to Central America. From there, they join any of the stretching caravans and walk their way to our border. Once in the U.S. they apply for asylum.
Whoever could have suspected that leaving this problem alone would escalate in such a way? It’s shocking!
Sarcasm aside, we now have confirmed hundreds of African migrants following this exact route, and many of them are now permanent or semi-permanent residents in our country. Typically, this would be a purely political issue, but several dozen of those migrants (at least) are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. If this keeps up, it’s only a matter of time before Ebola has a chance to casually walk across our southern border.
It Has to Stop
Even if Ebola doesn’t strike the U.S. via our porous southern border, the overall health risk of incentivizing this kind of illegal immigration is hard to put in words. These migrant caravans are densely packed and have limited access to health care and basic necessities like food and water. A single infected person could be enough to give rise to an epidemic our country hasn’t seen since smallpox.
Mexico doesn’t have the resources to defend against the scale of infection that is knocking at its door. If that happens, it’s unlikely that even the United States could adequately quarantine and control the epidemic. This is a risk our country has never faced at this level before.
The worst part of this whole, messed up situation is that it’s easily fixed. If we stop inviting illegal immigration by refusing to enforce our laws, the incentive disappears and this form of African migration will cease. It’s an easy way to potentially save millions of lives from a rampant Ebola outbreak.
But, getting to that point would require the Democrats to admit that there’s an immigration problem in the first place. Instead, they’ll condemn this entire explanation as racist.
They clearly would rather see entire continents fall to ravaging disease than follow some of our oldest and most reasonable laws.
And, in the middle of it all, they’ll still vilify Christopher Columbus for introducing smallpox to the New World. How’s that for hypocrisy?