Saturday, March 21, 2020

President Trump: All immigrants arrested for illegally crossing border to be returned to home countries

The Trump administration will begin returning all immigrants arrested at the border for illegal entry to block people without documentation from entering the country during the coronavirus pandemic.
"The CDC order directs the department to suspend the introduction of all individuals seeking to enter the U.S. without proper travel documentation," acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said during a White House press briefing Friday. "That's for both the northern and southern border. The CDC director has determined that the introduction and spread of the coronavirus in the department's Border Patrol stations and detention facilities presents a serious danger to migrants, our front-line agents, our officers, and the American people."
Wolf said citizens of more than 120 countries were arrested illegally entering the United States.
"Many of these individuals arrive with little or no identity travel or medical documentation, making public health risk determinations all but impossible," Wolf said. "It's also important to note the outbreak on our southern border would likely increase the strain on our border communities, taking away important and life-saving resources from American citizens."
The Trump administration will ban all nonessential travel between the U.S. and Mexico and between the U.S. and Canada at midnight.
The Washington Examiner first reported that Border Patrol had already begun quickly sending back all Mexicans apprehended at the southern border instead of taking people to immigration detention facilities for normal processing. All immigrants from countries other than Mexico will be transported back to their countries of origin.
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