The Biden administration is allowing migrants into the U.S. that have been found to have tested positive for the coronavirus, many of whom plan to travel and disperse themselves in different areas around the U.S.
“The Biden administration is actively importing coronavirus cases into our country as Americans work to get back on their feet,” said the five leaders associated with the Heritage Foundation.
“Our leaders should be focused on re-opening our businesses and schools in a way that protects American lives and livelihoods [but] the Biden administration is prioritizing illegal aliens entering the country over the safety and welfare of American citizens,” said the former officials.
Chad Wolf, Ken Cuccinelli, Mark Morgan, James Carafano, and Lora Ries joined together in the statement.
The statement continues:
A recent report found that illegal aliens released into the country subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 after their release. Make no mistake: this will not be the last time.
Through its misguided and deliberate actions, the Biden administration is actively importing coronavirus cases into our country as Americans work to get back on their feet. For the past year, we have been prevented from going to school, to work or to our places of worship. We have been told we risk fines or jail time if we gather with friends. But illegal aliens are immediately given access to our country and its many benefits, even though we know many are carrying the virus. These imported cases will reverse the trend of falling infections and hospitalizations, and put further strain on our health system. And of course, American taxpayers will foot the bill for illegal aliens’ care.
The reinstatement of ‘catch and release,’ in which illegal aliens are detained and then quickly released into the country to await their court hearing – which most do not show up for – is not only bad immigration policy, but disastrous public health policy.” On Monday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas misled the American people when he denied the obvious security crisis at the border. Now we know the administration has a public health crisis on its hands, as well.
The Heritage Foundation stated, “There is no such thing as ‘safe illegal immigration,’ especially during a pandemic. The president ran a campaign based on ‘listening to the health experts,’ but no doubt the American people would like to know which public health experts recommended this horrendous policy.”
Joe Biden's deputies announce they expect 117,000 "unaccompanied" young migrants this year.
Resident illegals, coyotes & cartels will be very happy to meet the new target.
This is not a surprise 'crisis.'
This is gov't-planned 'extraction migration.'https://t.co/5obvzhr7EZ
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) March 3, 2021
Felipe Romero, a spokesman for the border city of Brownsville, stated that his team is telling the migrants to quarantine and maintain social distance. However, Romero stated that they do not have the authority to stop them from traveling to the rest of the country.
108 positives account for 6.3 percent of the total migrants who received rapid tests at the city’s main bus terminal.