It has been revealed in a scathing report that was leaked to NBC earlier this week, that an unacceptable amount of migrants that were released by the border patrol were found to have tested positive for COVID. According to NBC News, “More than 18 percent of migrant families and 20 percent of unaccompanied minors who recently crossed the U.S. border tested positive for COVID on leaving Border Patrol custody over the past two to three weeks.”
NBC went on to report that, “Migrants are not tested for COVID in Border Patrol custody unless they show symptoms, but all are tested when they leave Border Patrol custody, according to DHS officials. Immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. to claim asylum are given tests when they are transferred to ICE, Health and Human Services or non-governmental organizations. Deportees who are scheduled to be put on planes out of the U.S. are tested for COVID and other infectious diseases by ICE.”‘As of Wednesday, more than 15,000 migrants were in Border Patrol custody, according to Customs and Border Protection data obtained by NBC News.’ “If a migrant who is about to be deported by ICE tests positive for Covid, the migrant is quarantined and deportation is delayed, according to DHS. The document refers specifically to those migrants chosen for “expedited removal,” meaning they were deported soon after they crossed or attempted to cross the U.S. border.”
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The situation at the border is continuing to worsen and, unfortunately for President Biden, it is getting more and more attention. Several prominent political figures, including Representative Marjorie Taylor-Greene and influential Conservative commentator Mark Levin, have already called for Biden’s impeachment of his dismal handling of the border crisis. Several others, such as U.N ambassador Nikki Haley and Texan Senator Ted Cruz have advocated for the ousting of Vice-President Kamala Harris.
This crisis is fast becoming a catastrophe on several fronts and it will get harder and hard for the Democrats, especially the Biden administration to ignore this problem. Perhaps the calls for impeachment from the GOP will grow louder than the calls for “don’t ask, don’t tell” that seem to be pervading the rhetoric of the Left regarding the situation at the border.