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originally posted by: caladonea
a reply to: dianajune
I think Canada is wise in their decision...and I think the USA should to the same.
Edit: I care about all the countries and the people in them that are suffering from Ebola; I want them to get well and be healthy; and I hope TPTB find a solution.
However...people that are in the USA and all the other countries; I want them to be well too and not get Ebola; I think that Canada is just using a common sense approach in protecting their people until things get better.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: dianajune
We already have thousands coming to the US across the borders why does the US still need to issue visa to other countries around the world, most of the people that the visas are issue to, over extend the visas once they are within the US and never go back to their countries.
I guess free for all and open borders is the motto of those running this nation to the ground.
originally posted by: dianajune
Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of the West African countries battling Ebola. The federal government signalled it would stop issuing visas in the worker, student or visitor class and won't issue any pending permanent residency visas for people from those countries either. Any applications already in the system will also not be processed at this time.
If only the U.S. would follow suit, but something tells me that even if we had Ebola in every state that the Feds would not give in to common sense. Jerks.
The day they arrive, students are seen by a registered nurse at the college, are being asked questions and having their temperature taken, said Rob Kardas, executive director of student services. Twice more they're checked before the end of the 21-day incubation period, and are asked to take their own temperatures twice daily in the interim. If symptoms are detected, the student is taken to Bluewater Health where healthcare workers will take over infection control, Kardas said. “We do think the risk is very low here,” he said, noting the screening process was developed in concert with Lambton Public Health and Bluewater Health.