Lawmaker wants border closed over swine flu
The "swine flu" that has infected more than 1,000 people in Mexico has led a lawmaker on the House Homeland Security Committee to call on U.S. officials to close the southern border.
Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) said the border should be closed until the threat is resolved.
"The public needs to be aware of the serious threat of swine flu, and we need to close our borders to Mexico immediately and completely until this is resolved," Massa said in a statement.
No one gets asked "are you bringing any fruit" when they cross the border illegaly. No one who is sweating profusely with fever gets stopped and checked. Our neighbor to the south has very different health standards than we do and allowing people to come across the border illegaly and unchecked is a pandemic waiting to happen.