October 18, 2012
Breitbart -- October 17, 2014
Republicans from the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding that President Barack Obama immediately stop issuing visas to people from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa.
“As members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has oversight over immigration and visa policies, we write to express our grave concerns about the seemingly inflexible position you have taken in issuing a travel ban or heightened entry requirements on individuals who may been infected with the Ebola virus,” the committee's Republicans wrote.
The committee's ranking Republican member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a letter signed by Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), John Cornyn (R-TX), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) calling on Obama to stop issuing such visas. The only Senate Judiciary Committee Republican who didn't sign the letter was Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and a spokeswoman for Flake hasn't immediately responded to Breitbart News on why he didn't join his colleagues. Flake is a supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens and massively increasing legal immigration into the United Statessomething he helped push last year in Congress by drafting the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. Interestingly, Graham --- another “Gang of Eight" member --- did sign the letter, and yet another Gang of Eight member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has called on Obama and his new Ebola czar Ron Klain to institute a travel ban.