FOX News obtained a State Department memo detailing the Obama Administration’s plans on transferring non-citizen African Ebola patients to the United States for treatment.
** The plan will cost American taxpayers approximately $300,000 per patient.
–Not including the $2,000 to MEDEVAC the patients to America.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) told reporters about the memo on Monday. The White House denied it existed. Today FOX News obtained a copy of the memo.
FOX News has more on the State Department Ebola memo.
The “purpose” of the memo states: “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.”
The document goes on to discuss – and advocate for — devising such a plan. The memo recommends that “State and DHS devise a system for expeditious parole of Ebola-infected non-citizens into the United States as long as they are otherwise eligible for medical evacuation from the Ebola affected countries and for entry into the United States.”
Explaining that recommendation, the memo says the U.S., for instance, has an “obligation” to help non-citizen employees of U.S. agencies and U.S.-based private firms. It says the U.S. “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 (EVD) during the Ebola crisis.”
The memo was obtained after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson a week ago 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.
Goodlatte also told Fox News Monday night that his office had received “information from within the administration” that such plans were being developed.
$300,000 per patient!