108 Illegal Migrants Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus Reportedly Allowed To Enter The US Freely
Over 100 illegal aliens who tested positive for coronavirus after arriving in Texas since January have been freed by the Border Patrol and let to wander into the US.
In an interview for Fox News, Brownsville city spokesperson Felipe Romero said that the virus-positive migrants are advised to follow the rules and guidelines to limit the spread, but that Brownsville does not have the power to stop them from venturing into the US.
According to him, the 108 migrant coronavirus carriers account for 6.3% of the migrants who were tested.
In an interview with Noticias Telemundo Investiga, some of the illegals spoke about the border tests and said they were allowed to go into the country despite being positive.
Honduran migrant Miriam Izaguirre said she crossed the Rio Grande on Monday with her young boy and surrendered to Border Patrol but was let go in a matter of hours.
“Right now we were tested for COVID and they separated us … because we were positive,” she said. “We are waiting right now.”
108 illegal immigrants released by Border Patrol in Texas test positive for coronavirus. Texas city says it doesn't have authority to prevent migrants who test positive from traveling elsewhere.https://t.co/wXhVV5Pq9Z
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 3, 2021
Other corona-positive migrants said they intend on going to North Carolina, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Honduran migrant Eva Orellana said she and her little daughter were going to hop on the bus to North Carolina.
”On the way we were wearing a mask all the time, gel, washing our hands,” she said. “Really, I don’t feel anything.”
While Americans lose their jobs, their livelihoods and their dignity, the Biden Administration seeks to keep the disease among us. https://t.co/b1Nc2WAjjj
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 3, 2021
The migrants said they were not given documents saying they were positive – they were just informed of it.
Others said they were pointed to another waiting area after the test, but their movements were not restricted.
A spokesperson for Border Patrol said that immigrants are being given an initial inspection for symptoms but that only people with suspected true cases are sent to local health authorities for “proper testing, diagnosis and treatment.”
US President Joe Biden has been reversing a number of former President Trump’s immigration policies since the start of his administration, and US Customs and Border Protection said recently that the border is experiencing a surge of new migrants.
Local officials say the migrants are not being tested for coronavirus, they’re being dropped off in restaurant and store parking lots, and they are getting on buses and trains to head deeper into the US.https://t.co/vIYOpEuRu0
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) March 2, 2021
CBP also said it was sending more agents to the border to help out with the pressing crisis.
However, during a White House briefing that took place on Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denied the existence of the border crisis.
“The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security are working around the clock, seven days a week to ensure that we do not have a crisis at the border, that we manage the challenge as acute as the challenge is,” he told the media.
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