Rockland County Executive Ed Day wrote a letter to President Trump requesting that an executive order be issued or new laws be created to require foreign travelers present immunization records before entering the country.
“I want the federal government to implement procedure that will demand presentation of immunization records to travelers coming into this country,” Day said.
“I don’t see what the big issue would be other than advising people that if you want the right to come to this great country called the United States of America, you need to be immunized, period,” said the Rockland County executive.
The White House has yet to respond to Day’s request. It remains unclear how the rule would be enforced.
The measles outbreak in America has spread to over 850 people, the highest number in 25 years.