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Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:44 PM

Exclusive: U.S. weighs restrictions at border with Mexico over coronavirus threat

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering imposing entry restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border to control the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, according to two U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials.

Mexicoís government said on Friday it had detected three cases of coronavirus infection in three men who had all recently traveled to Italy, making the country the second in Latin America to register the fast-spreading virus.

The concern over containing the virus at the southern U.S. border comes as the Trump administration also weighs possible restrictions on the entry of travelers from South Korea, Italy and Japan.

The White House on Friday ordered the DHS to draft a range of options to respond to outbreaks in those countries, according to one of the officials and a third DHS official, all of whom requested anonymity to discuss the deliberations.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa-mexico-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-weighs-restrictions-at-border-with-mexico-over-coronavirus-threat-idUSKBN20N0WP






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Reply Exclusive: U.S. weighs restrictions at border with Mexico over coronavirus threat (Original post)
demmiblue Feb 2020 OP
raging moderate Feb 2020 #1
SunSeeker Feb 2020 #3
Xipe Totec Feb 2020 #2
EarthFirst Feb 2020 #4
Rural_Progressive Feb 2020 #5
paleotn Feb 2020 #6
mitch96 Feb 2020 #7
Aviation Pro Feb 2020 #8
captain queeg Feb 2020 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 #10
Chemisse Feb 2020 #11
not_the_one Mar 2020 #12
mmbrevo Mar 2020 #13

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:46 PM

1. Why not at the northern border with Canada?

Or at the airports? Or at the seaports?

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:01 PM

3. Exactly. Vancouver BC has a tight connection to Hong Kong.

Lots of Hong Kong business people there. Canada has 8 confirmed cases. https://nationalpost.com/news/ontario-health-officials-report-8th-confirmed-case-of-novel-coronavirus

Mexico only has 2 confirmed cases. https://apnews.com/a7d2aaac19fc3022ba686ba91e7d4395

But the US has at least 63 people were being treated for COVID-19 as of Thursday, with at least 3 of unknown origin/community transmission. https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/live-updates/coronavirus-outbreak-death-toll-infections-latest-news-updates-2020-02-28/

If anything, Mexico should be blocking us from entering their country, not the other way around.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:50 PM

2. So, taking steps to stop the 'Democratic Hoax' at the Mexican Border?

Schizophrenic SOB can simultaneously claim the threat does not exist, but use it to block immigrants entering from Mexico.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:12 PM

4. We literally repatriated 300 citizens from an infection zone at the behest of a politician

The Unites States is monitoring thousands...
Today we reported the first fatality...

Mexico has reported THREE confirmed cases.

...and weíre going to shut down the MEXICAN border.

What about Canada?

Why arenít we shutting down *ALL* incoming commercial airline traffic then?

If you didnít see this coming a mile away...

Such bullshit!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:15 PM

5. We just had a death on the west side of WA state

So I wouldn't be surprised if the Canadians set up a blockade, maybe Mexico will do the same thing.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:30 PM

6. Why? It's already here....

and we've got way more cases than Mexico. Hell, they probably got it from Americans.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:44 PM

7. Here we go... Close the borders

Declare martial law and kick out the immigrants.... sick or not...
How about concentration camps...... er I mean "quarantine stations" for all the "possibly" sick immigrants...
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 06:55 PM

8. We going to do the same for the northern border?

Canada - 14 cases
Mexico - 3 cases

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:55 PM

9. Don't think that'll help the stock market Donnie

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:06 PM

10. Which proves

Trump is a bigoted idiot.

As noted above Vancouver BC has a closer connection to China.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 11:39 PM

11. So wait. We have 69 cases and Mexico has 4.

Shouldn't it be Mexico that closes its border with us?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:03 AM

12. The turd will have it both ways....

There will be zero cases in days, it will be over, and he will halt all immigration from Mexico to stop the spread that is not happening. The logic of the turd.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:40 AM

13. I think the virus will be spreading from us to Mexico.

More people coming and going in the US.

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