Friday, March 12, 2021

Perils of a Porous Border Include COVID-19 Spread; Surge in COVID-Positive Migrants Being Released in US, and related stories

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Perils of a porous border include COVID-19 spread:
For thousands rushing in, only a few are tested, and those who test positive continue unimpeded into the country
One of the main concerns when Joe Biden was elected president was that he was going to open the southern border. There was good reason to worry about that considering the Obama/Biden disastrous immigration policies.
But this time was different, we heard some people say. There’s no way the Biden administration would dare to reverse former President Trump’s success at controlling the border because, hey, we’re fighting off a pandemic. The last thing anyone would do would be to open the southern border, that’s just crazy talk.
The Trump immigration and border policies could not have come at a better time considering the arrival of the China virus. Prior to this deadly viral pandemic delivered up by China, Trump policies were mitigating the steady stream of disease and viruses brought into this country by immigrants trying to cross the border.
In 2019, Reuters reported, when undocumented immigrants were found at the border to be infected with everything ranging from mumps, tuberculosis, chicken pox and influenza, among other contagions, they were quarantined and often removed. It appears even that precaution has been abandoned.
Along with the Biden administration essentially erasing the southern border, we have now learned that for the thousands who are once again rushing into the country, only a few are tested for COVID-19, and for those who test positive, we shrug, and they continue their journey into the interior of our country. --->READ MORE HERE
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Surge in COVID-positive migrants being released in US:
The number of migrants testing positive for the coronavirus before being released into the US by the Border Patrol is surging, almost doubling the amount from last week, according to a report.
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 ​i​n 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. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Outrage: Biden's Border Patrol Is Not COVID-Testing Immigrants Swarming and Overwhelming the Border

'Almost useless' COVID-19 tests on illegal migrants dropped in Texas town find 25% infected

Republicans say migrant surge 'a guaranteed super spreader event'

Millions of Americans Remain Under Coronavirus Restrictions as Border Crossers Testing Positive Travel in U.S.

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