Doctors slam US government for STD immigrant decision

The United States government, specifically the Department of Health and Human Services, has been slammed by the medical community for a bizarre decision to lift the ban on immigrants being able to enter the country if they have one of three specific sexually transmitted diseases.

Doctors are aghast at the decision to lift the ban and are bewildered as to exactly how the decision taken by the administration of President Barack Obama is of benefit to American citizens. “What’s this all about? Why would do they this?” demanded spinal surgeon, Dr Lee Hieb. “What possible benefit to Americans is there in accepting yet more disease across the border? I’m just appalled at this whole thing and I guess I have to say, who benefits?”

Any immigrant believed to have “a communicable disease of public health significance” has since 1993 been banned from entering the United States thanks to a clause stated in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Late last month however a new rule was issued by the HHS that now allows immigrants with three types of STDs – lymphogranuloma venereum, chancroid and granuloma inguinale – to come into the US.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons’ executive director, Dr. Jane Orient, says the move is typical of the utter disregard shown by President Barack Obama toward the wellbeing and health of ordinary Americans. “They are reckless, irresponsible and unconcerned about the welfare of the American people – especially women,” she told WND.