Shut Mexican Border: US Lawmaker

Massa says swine flu necessitates 'immediate' closure
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2009 10:27 AM CDT
Eric Massa, Democrat of New York, has called for the immediate closure of the US-Mexico border.   (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
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(Newser) – A Democratic member of the House Homeland Security Committee has called for the US-Mexico border to be closed as the number of swine flu cases continues to mount, reports the Hill. Eric Massa of New York said that swine flu is "a serious threat to the health of the American public" and that the border should be shut "immediately and completely until this is resolved." So far cases have been reported in three American states, but none have been fatal.

"I see this as a serious threat to the health of the American public and I do not believe this issue is receiving the attention it needs to have in the news," Massa said.