On Tuesday evening's Fox Special Report, Mike Emanuel reported he's obtained an internal State Department memo indicating that the Obama Administration is considering bringing non-Americans suffering from Ebola into the country for treatment. Based on the memo, it is clear the State Department is recommending the action.
Emanuel: Sources indicate it is an internal memo marked sensitive but unclassified written by a State Department official. Some key points are as follows:
Purpose: Come to an agreed State Department position on the extent to which non-U.S. citizens will be admitted to the United States for treatment of Ebola virus disease.
Recommendations: That State and DHS Homeland Security devise a system for expeditious parole of Ebola-infected non-citizens into the U.S. as long as they are otherwise eligible for evacuation from the Ebola-infected countries and for entry into the United States.
Issue: The United States needs to show leadership and act, as we are asking others to act by admitting certain non-citizens into the country for medical treatment for Ebola virus disease during the Ebola crisis.
One week ago, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking if either department was formulating a plan to allow non-U.S. citizens with Ebola to come to the U.S. for medical treatment.
When White House Press Secretary Josh Ernest was asked about the issue today, he denied specific knowledge but said they'll look into Goodlatte's letter:
Earnest: That hasn't happened so far, I don't know of any plans to do that, but we'll look at the letter. It sounds like he [Goodlatte] sent the letter to DHS and the State Department, so you might see if they have a response to the letter.
Emanuel: I reached out to several State Department officials for guidance and so far they have not responded.
The full memo obtained by Fox is embedded below: