Practically 190,000 migrants had been apprehended on the southern border in June, a document excessive which brings the overall for the fiscal 12 months to 1,119,204. With new variants of the COVID-19 virus changing into a big concern throughout the nation, a whole bunch of 1000’s of migrants are being welcomed into the inside of the nation with little to no COVID testing.
One border metropolis introduced that greater than 7,000 COVID-positive migrants have been launched into their neighborhood since February. The town of McAllen, Texas is situated on the southern tip of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) and is the most important metropolis in Hidalgo County. Because the epicenter of the present border disaster, the RGV has seen a 900 p.c enhance within the variety of detainees who’re testing optimistic for the virus. This sector accounts for 60 p.c of all confirmed optimistic detainees in U.S. Border Patrol custody (USBP).
McAllen metropolis officers declare that greater than 1,500 COVID-positive unlawful border crossers had been launched into the town previously week alone. On August 5, Hidalgo County introduced 18 new Delta variant instances as COVID instances amongst migrants enhance, bringing the county’s complete Delta instances to 23.
The Biden administration will not be testing unlawful border crossers earlier than transporting them on buses and planes to varied cities throughout the nation. Within the case of McAllen, unlawful migrants are dropped off by U.S. Customs and Border Safety (CBP) to Catholic Charities, the place they obtain testing from a 3rd get together. In the event that they take a look at optimistic, they’re requested to quarantine and have the choice of taking a room at a quarantine website. Nevertheless, there may be little recognized enforcement and because of this, many migrants are free to journey additional into the inside of the nation, spreading the virus as they go.
That is yet one more instance of Biden administration hypocrisy. Whereas People are being compelled into additional restrictions as a result of unfold of the Delta variant, the border stays open and unlawful migrants are met with little resistance. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) blasted President Biden in a press convention on August 4, exclaiming, “Why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border safe? And till you try this, I don’t wish to hear a blip about COVID from you.”
In the meantime, the Biden administration continues to deflect responsibility. It’s time to put the well being and security of the American individuals first. Shut the border and return migrants trying to enter the nation illegally again to their nation of origin instantly.