Bipartisan group of U.S. & Canadian lawmakers introduce ban on drivers from ‘unvaccinated’ countries from entering U.S.

National Journal reports: A bipartisan group of Congress members is pushing for unvaccinated drivers from the U.S. and Canada to be barred from U.S. or Canadian soil after an outbreak of measles there. The…

Bipartisan group of U.S. & Canadian lawmakers introduce ban on drivers from ‘unvaccinated’ countries from entering U.S.

National Journal reports:

A bipartisan group of Congress members is pushing for unvaccinated drivers from the U.S. and Canada to be barred from U.S. or Canadian soil after an outbreak of measles there.

The measure was included in the fiscal 2020 spending bill that was passed by the Senate last week as part of a total package that also included the matter of Trump’s “security wall” along the southern border. (Trump will get the $5.7 billion he has requested and was fighting for in the weeks leading up to the government shutdown.)

“The vast majority of people come across the border with no vaccinations or low vaccinations,” Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said Tuesday. “We live in a globalized, modern, technology-advanced world that means we have to make sure if something happens along the border, we can prevent the disease from traveling.”

Cassidy is encouraging members of Congress to sign onto a letter that has been circulated to voice their concerns. The letter will be presented to President Trump soon.

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