Number of COVID-Positive Migrants Released in U.S. is Surging
Suddenly, White House admits it must ‘work more’ to discourage illegal migrants coming to US.
The current administration claims that there is no illegal immigration crisis at the southern border.
Yet, it is now being reported that the number number of migrants testing positive for the coronavirus before being released into the US by the Border Patrol is up significantly from the last week.
Felipe Romero, a spokesman for Brownsville, Texas, said 185 migrants rapid-tested at the city’s main bus station showed they were infected with COVID-19, up from the 108 who tested positive last week, Fox News reported Monday.
Since Jan. 25, 1,553 individuals have been tested for coronavirus after crossing the US border there, he said.
Romero said there’s little that Brownsville can do to restrict the migrants from traveling beyond Texas other than advising them to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention safety precautions and quarantine.
Migrants who were once held in border camps while they were being processed in the courts for entry are no longer detained as part of the Biden administration rolling back former President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.
One man who runs a homeless shelter along the border that a quarter of the immigrants brought into his facility test positive for the coronavirus.
Bill Reagan, director of Loaves and Fishes, the food bank and shelter in Harlingen, Texas, said more cases are likely but are not being detecting because, given the conditions, testing is “almost useless.”
Mr. Reagan told a Harlingen City Commission meeting last week that the migrants are processed at the border and then bused to his facility, so they may have contracted COVID-19 but show no signs of infection. Besides, he said, there is not much the city can do.
“We can’t quarantine them,” he told commissioners. “Even though they test positive, they’re going to leave the next day. They’re going to get on the bus or the airplane, and they’re gone.”
The first group that came through had 25% positivity test rate, he said.
Perhaps this is one of the myriads of reasons why the White House has just admitted it isn’t doing enough to discourage people from seeking unlawful entry into this country.
Speaking to reporters during a press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged the failures after being pressed about the administration’s handling of the situation.
“I would say it’s clear we need to work more on getting the message out and being very clear, now is not the time to come,” said Psaki, before reiterating the Biden administration’s claim that “the majority of people who come to the border are turned away.”
“Yes, we have changed the policies of the last administration as it relates to unaccompanied children, but the majority of families, adults, the vast, vast majority are turned away at the border. And that is a message that clearly we need to continue to look for means and ways of getting out, you know, more and more out to the region,” she continued.
In fact, an Arizona sheriff recently called out the normally effusive “expert” Dr. Anthony Fauci and asked him to respond to reports that illegal immigrants are being released into the community by the Biden administration without being tested for the coronavirus.
The Biden administration’s handling of the coronavirus at the border “goes against the grain of the CDC,” according to Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, who said he would “love to hear from Dr. Fauci” about why migrants aren’t being tested at the border.
“Nobody is talking about what’s going on on the southwest border when it comes to the health pandemic in this country,” Dannels said. “They are not testing them. They’re being released without being tested into communities. And then, you look at the public safety aspect of this. It’s upsetting. It’s almost like we’re not part of this country, which is very upsetting.”
Perhaps Fauci will say there is no need to worry about the immigrants, like when he said we didn’t need to wear masks about a year ago.
Happy anniversary to one of the worst takes ever.
One year ago today, Dr. Fauci went on 60 Minutes and said you didn't need to wear a mask.
"Right now in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks. … There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask." pic.twitter.com/dTfjoxWFjf
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Maybe they should stop handing out those t-shirts…
Maybe those behind those T shirts, mass movement of aspiring illegals, should be identified and dealt with?
“I have no idea how the ants keep getting into the house,” said the man who has been dumping sugar everywhere around the foundation and punching holes in the walls.
This policy is beyond insanity — this is criminal negligence, as far as I’m concerned. Standard operating procedure, from the vile Dhimmi-crat apparatchiks.
Also, is there another country in the world that features something as patently idiotic and self-defeating as a “catch-and-release” immigration policy? I did an online search but couldn’t come up with any results. Which means that the U.S., under Dhimmi-crat influence, is the sole country in the world that implements this lunacy. No other country takes its immigration enforcement responsibilities so cavalierly and so farcically, as the U.S. It’s an embarrassment, and, it’s destroying this country.
It’s all part of the plan to perpetuate Covid, and use it to destroy the middle class, destroy free elections, and destroy personal freedom.
We really do look like a group of dumbasses twiddling our thumbs while the left circles us like sharks.
Trump is the only guy working.
This just tells me that the government doesn’t believe its own propaganda about FAUXVID-19, that this pandemic stuff was an opportunity dropped in their lap to help the progs get rid of PDT.
As the guy at Instapundit puts it, “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when they start acting like it’s a crisis.”
Allowing Wuhan flu positive people to enter the country and ride interstate busses means covid-19 is really so bad.
Illegals have always been disease carriers, considering I think Covid has been useful to the Democrats and have prospered greatly from it not so sure this is a issue they care happens.
They also swell the ranks of the uninsured, giving liberals more opportunities to kvetch about the urgent need for a single payer healthcare system
Any surges in Wuflu cases/deaths will be blamed on lifting mask mandates and easing restrictions on businesses and restaurants.
“the majority of families, adults, the vast, vast majority are turned away at the border.”
What Psaki doesn’t explain is that the vast, vast majority of illegal aliens entering the U.S. at the southern border are not presenting themselves to guards at border checkpoints and asking politely to be admitted.
The few that do that do usually get turned away, but they just turn around and join the hundreds of thousands of others who are simply strolling across the border at the many, many points along the miles-long border where there is either no wall, or where the wall has been cut through or tunneled under.
And once they’re in, ICE simply puts them on a bus to another U.S. destination or puts them up in a hotel, on the taxpayers’ dime of course, and they’re here to stay.
This administration is committing negligent homicide, or possibly premeditated murder.
It’s a failure of messaging, you see, not border security. Moreover, this statement implies that sometime in the future they will change the message and say “yes, now it’s time to come”.
Fauci was telling the truth about masks back then.
Remember, participating in a Marxist, George Floyd Memorial Peaceful Demonstration was okay because social justice was more important than stopping the spread of the Wuhan Flu. So letting diseased people of illegal immigration status is “Good For Us”, and not to be questioned.
Clearly, those questioning this are White supremacists and science deniers. Shame, shame on all y’all. (My bad, poor spelling skills, …white supremacists.)
P.S. my mom lives in Colorado and she reports they’re expecting feet, not inches, of global warming this weekend.
Social justice is double speak for unjustly advancing some over others.
Anyone have suggestions about effective ways to organize and protest this failure to see that the laws are faithfully executed?
I like that the Florida Attorney General has filed suit. Of course we know Texas has also effectively filed suit. We need more to end this elevation of illegal aliens to 1st class American citizenship status, and the degradation of actual American citizens to third class.
All over the country, it’s better to be an illegal alien than to be an actual American citizen.
Isn’t Greyhound pushing back against this? What a shame that they care more about their passengers than our government….