Friday, March 26, 2021

OOPS! DHS Secretary Mayorkas: Sorry About Those COVID-Positive Migrants We Released; REPORT: Hundreds of migrant kids have tested positive for COVID, and other C-Virus Updates

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas: Sorry About Those COVID-Positive Migrants We Released:
During yesterday’s hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, newly confirmed Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted that the federal government had released migrants without testing them for COVID-19, and in that in one situation in Brownsville, Texas, earlier this month, migrants who tested positive for coronavirus were released and merely urged to quarantine.
Representative Andrew Clyde, a Republican from Georgia, began by noting that all international travelers entering or reentering the U.S. are required to demonstrate that they have tested negative within the past three days to enter the country, and contended that DHS was enforcing a more lenient standard for those entering illegally than for American citizens returning to the country.
Clyde asked, “Can you assure the American people that no one who has been apprehended is released into our communities with the — that still test positive for COVID-19?”
Mayorkas replied, “Congressman, let me be clear. There were times earlier when individuals were apprehended and we sought to expel them, and we were unable to expel them, and we were compelled to release them, and we did not have the opportunity to address them. We have addressed that situation.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Hundreds of migrant kids have tested positive for COVID: report:
Hundreds of migrant children have tested positive for the coronavirus after arriving at US government shelters over the past year, according to a report on Wednesday.
Among the nearly 2,900 unaccompanied minors to have tested positive, 319 are currently in the system and being held in medical isolation, Axios reported, citing a Department of Health and Human Services official.
Government data obtained by the outlet showed that more than 11,500 kids are currently being held in HHS shelters, meaning about 3 percent are in isolation with COVID-19.
The report comes amid a surge of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US-Mexico border. --->READ MORE HERE
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