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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/10/world/coronavirus-covid-19.html

 

President Trump is considering new immigration regulations that would allow border officials to temporarily block American citizens and legal permanent residents from returning to the United States from abroad if authorities believe they may be infected with the coronavirus.

In recent months, Mr. Trump has imposed sweeping rules that ban entry by foreigners into the United States, citing the risk of allowing the virus to spread from hot spots abroad. But those rules have exempted two categories of people attempting to return: American citizens and non-citizens who have already established legal residence.

Now, a draft regulation would expand the government’s power to prevent entry by citizens and legal residents in individual, limited circumstances. Federal agencies have been asked to submit feedback on the proposal to the White House by Tuesday, though it is unclear when it might be approved or announced.

Under the proposal, which relies on existing legal authorities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the government could block a citizen or legal resident from crossing the border into the United States if an official “reasonably believes that the individual either may have been exposed to or is infected with the communicable disease.”

 
 

The draft, parts of which were obtained by The Times, explicitly says that any order blocking citizens and legal permanent residents must “include appropriate protections to ensure that no Constitutional rights are infringed.” And it says that citizens and legal residents cannot be blocked as an entire class of people.

The documents appear not to spell out how long a citizen or legal resident would be required to remain outside of the United States.

 

The draft memo says the prohibition on the introduction of U.S. citizens or legal residents from abroad would apply “only in the rarest of circumstances,” and “when required in the interest of public health, and be limited in duration.”


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That sounds impossible but IMO the borders should have been closed to everyone- if you’re abroad you have 30 days to get home - if not- you are SOL. I’m sure Covid wouldn’t be nearly as bad.


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7 minutes ago, Luckycuds said:

That sounds impossible but IMO the borders should have been closed to everyone- if you’re abroad you have 30 days to get home - if not- you are SOL. I’m sure Covid wouldn’t be nearly as bad.

we have seen strange things in the last 4 years. you never know what crazy things pop in that brain.  Every thing has an EO and a lawsuit. 


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Unless the embassies want to provide food and beds I don't see how this is even possible. Since Covid is already rampant inside the US I don't know what he thinks this will do to stop the spread.

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Well, the article is from the NY Times.  Nothing more needs to be said.


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