25% of One Migrant Group Dumped In a Texas Town Tested Positive for COVID

Brittany M. Hughes | March 9, 2021
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The United States is importing countless more cases of the coronavirus, even as it seeks to immunize some 330 million people against the disease and despite the Biden administration's vow that the new president will "defeat" the virus once and for all.

According to new reports, as many as 25 percent of all illegal aliens being released into just one Texas town have tested positive for COVID, with the Biden administration pumping more migrants into the United States every single day.

The Washington Times reports Bill Reagan, director of a food bank shelter called Loaves and Fishes in Harlingen, Texas, told the Harlingen City Commission that a full quarter of the first migrant group that came into his facility tested positive for COVID, adding that’s likely just a small sampling considering not everyone has been tested since because it's "useless." Reagan said the migrants are being processed by border officials then bussed to his shelter without first being tested, but that there's nothing he can do about it.

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“We can’t quarantine them,” he said at the meeting. “Even though they test positive, they’re going to leave the next day. They’re going to get on the bus or the airplane, and they’re gone.”

In Brownsville, Texas, officials have testified that migrants are testing positive for COVID at local bus stations, where they’re given a test after already having been processed and released by immigration agents. Roughly 6 percent of those tested came back positive, but Brownsville authorities said they had no legal right to detain the migrants because they’d already been set free by immigration, leaving them no choice but to allow the migrants to get on a bus destined for who-knows-where.

The disturbing trend comes as border officials struggle under a new surge of migrants, with thousands more predicted to soon flood the border expecting to be allowed in. Upon announcing that facilities to house migrant children could re-open at full pre-COVID capacity, the Biden administration warned facility officials to "plan for and expect to have COVID-19 cases."