From Spencer S. Hsu and his article Bureaucratic Failings Are Cited in TB Case at the Washington Post:
The Atlanta lawyer with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis who crisscrossed the Atlantic on commercial jets last month was not added to a U.S. no-fly list until at least two hours after he reentered the country by car from Canada, according to congressional investigators.Well, at least Mr. Speaker had a beautiful wedding overlooking the Greek islands.
That was only one of a series of breakdowns at the international, federal and state levels that allowed Andrew Speaker, 31, to fly to Europe on a 12-day trip for his wedding and honeymoon, setting off a transatlantic health alarm.
Although Speaker's name was placed on a different watch list meant to catch people who cross the border by any route, a customs inspector used his discretion to ignore an alert triggered by the lawyer's passport. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is revoking that discretion at border crossings...Oh, that's what we need: more guards with no discretion... we'll be complaining about that pretty soon.