Africans from Ebola-infected regions have illegally entered the US

Ebola and Border
Leaked intelligence document shows Africans from Ebola infected regions have illegally crossed US border

A startling intelligence leaked memo has surfaced on the Internet from the Department of Customs and Border Protection. This document was leaked by an unidentified source and details the exact number of individuals from countries other than Mexico or Canada being detained. Of particular concern are those being detained from countries where Ebola is present.

The report is broken down by two separate government agencies, the Office of Field Operations also known as OPO and the Office of Border Patrol, OBP, which gather the intelligence data. According to the report, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents have detained more than 70 people from Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia in between January 2014 to July 2014. Those detained by the OBP are people who have been caught or have turned themselves in to border patrol agents at various border entry points. This time period covers the entire span of the current Ebola crisis. The report is also eye opening in the numbers of people traveling from the Middle East and China trying to illegally enter the United States.

Click on the image below to read full report of the leaked intelligence report:

Leaked intelligence report from US Customs and Border Patrol
Leaked intelligence report from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol



Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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