“The majority chose to block this commonsense bill that would ensure the health and safety of border patrol and border communities.”
Iowa Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks introduced a bill this week requiring COVID testing of illegal immigrants at the border before they can cross. They shouldn’t be let in anyway, but if they are, doesn’t it make sense to test them?
Democrats don’t think so. They blocked the bill.
Spencer Brown writes at Townhall:
House Democrats Block COVID Testing Mandate for Illegal Immigrants
On Wednesday afternoon Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) attempted to bring her REACT Act — which would require a negative Wuhan coronavirus test for any illegal immigrant before they are released from custody — to the House floor for consideration, but 217 Democrats voted to block consideration of the proposal.
“Today, I offered my REACT Act on the House floor, which would require DHS to give a COVID test to everyone crossing our border illegally,” Miller-Meeks Tweeted. “The majority chose to block this commonsense bill that would ensure the health and safety of border patrol and border communities.”
Speaking on the House floor about her bill, Miller-Meeks noted “I have traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border twice this year. On both trips, I spoke with the brave men and women serving in Customs and Border Protection and also the physicians that are stationed there. I saw firsthand the crisis they are facing. I believe that it is our congressional responsibility to address this and support our officers,” she added.
Today, I offered my REACT Act on the House floor, which would require DHS to give a COVID test to everyone crossing our border illegally.
— Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. (@RepMMM) September 29, 2021
American citizens are losing their jobs over vaccine mandates and cities like New York are requiring proof of vaccine to enter restaurants and bars. Yet people who are not vaccinated are being allowed to cross our southern border?
This is one of the reasons the Biden administration is struggling with vaccine messaging. We cannot have a different set of rules for citizens and people illegally crossing our border.
And speaking of the border, do you know who is reportedly going to be required to be vaccinated? The Border Patrol.
Breck Dumas reports at FOX News:
Border Patrol agents must be vaccinated by Nov or face being fired: Whistleblower
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have been put on official notice by the Biden administration that they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1 or face being fired, according to a whistleblower who sounded the alarm to House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.
“The people who have been busting their tails, enforcing our law, doing their job on the border – they’re gonna get fired if they don’t take the vaccine,” Jordan told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.
Jordan pointed out that migrants entering the U.S. illegally are given the choice as to whether or not to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying of the double standard, “That is how ridiculous the Biden administration has become.”
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