Immigration: Another victim in the Ebola crisis?

You can’t put a surgical mask around Canada and close the door.

EU Commission/Afreecom Photo: Idrissa Soumaré
Volunteers with the Red Cross Society of Guinea disinfect a hospital in a suburb of Conakry, the capital.
Jonathan Olfert
Published: Wednesday, 08/13/2014 12:00 am EDT

Those who dwell on the dangers of the Ebola outbreak focus, quite naturally, on the death toll in Africa and the ability of North American medical infrastructure to fight off a potential outbreak on our shores. However, by the time that heroic medical and humanitarian workers finally bring the epidemic under control, not all the damage will be medical in nature, and immigration may have acquired even more stigma than it already endures.

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