Remember how often we heard Democrats and their friends in the mainstream media last year accuse Republicans of holding “super spreader” events that they claim were responsible for sickening politicians and their families with COVID-19?
According to Breitbart, now a group of GOP lawmakers are slamming President Joe Biden and his loose border policies for causing what could be the super spreader event of the century, as thousands of illegal immigrants are continually caught and then released into America, many of whom undoubtedly would test positive for the virus.
A group of 23 Republicans, let by Texas Rep. Michael Burgess, penned a joint letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding to know the number of illegal immigrants jumping the border who tested positive for COVID-19 before being quietly released onto U.S. soil.
“There are reports that at least 100 migrants who tested positive for coronavirus have been released into the United States,” the Republicans wrote. Later reports indicated that those illegals were essentially given free rein to travel anywhere in the country.
The group further went on to state the obvious: That Biden’s Catch and Release program is nothing short of a catalyst for a new super spreader event.
Below are a few excerpts from the letter sent to Mayorkas:
Historical precedent indicates illegal border crossings may increase to over 100,000 per month this spring. Due to the continued need for social distancing, [DHS] facilities will quickly reach capacity. Even with efforts to social distance, reporting states that migrants are already being held in crowded spaces while being processed.
Coupled with the lack of coronavirus testing along the southern border, this is a guaranteed super spreader event. At the very least, all individuals encountered along our southern border must be tested for coronavirus and provided with personal protective equipment.
Of course, as of this writing, Mayorkas or the White House has not responded to the concerns outlined in the letter, nor would I advise holding your breath for that to ever happen. But it is important to get these concerns on paper, so when the inevitable day comes when it’s determined that illegal immigrants are responsible for another COVID-19 spike, Republicans can say, “I told you so.”
Biden’s border crisis is unfolding more rapidly than virtually anyone expected — a point recently made by his predecessor during this year’s CPAC. We all expected things to get bad, but given how quickly Biden rolled back virtually all of Trump’s border protection policies, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that 100,000 illegals were detained in the month of February alone.
And those are just the ones that got caught. Imagine how many more are crossing the border without detection and are potentially COVID-19 positive?
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org