Fox News confirms that the State Department is pushing to bring Ebola patients to the United States for medical treatment, even if they’re not citizens

“The Kelly File” first broke this story last night, when House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte discussed increasing evidence that the plan is being considered. He said he received confidential communication which shows the plan in development.

Fox News has now obtained the same memo, which was written by a member of the State Department’s Ebola Coordination Unit and approved by Nancy J. Powell.


It reads, “The United States needs to show leadership and act as we are asking others to act by admitting certain non-citizens into the country for medical treatment for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during the Ebola crisis.”

The “purpose” of the memo says, “Come to an agreed State Department position on the extent to which non-U.S. citizens will be admitted to the United States for treatment of Ebola Virus Disease.”

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today said, “I don’t know of any plans to do that.”

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"There are absolutely no plans to MEDEVAC non-Americans who become ill from West Africa to the United States," a State Department official told

Watch Mike Emanuel’s report above.