The City of Laredo is a hot spot due to the junction of the border and COVID problems in Texas. Officials claim the jurisdiction has turned away buses carrying migrants after learning that almost four out of ten have tested positive for COVID. The border’s utter chaos is a parody of failing “progressive” governance.
“The city of Laredo, Texas, has refused to take in migrants who have been bused in from elsewhere on the border after discovering 40% of them tested positive for the coronavirus…” https://t.co/KgDbtAxip4
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 12, 2021
According to the Washington Examiner:
The city of Laredo, Texas, has refused to take in migrants who have been bused in from elsewhere on the border after discovering 40% of them tested positive for the coronavirus, according to two local government officials.
“That was very high,” Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz said in an interview, referring to the infection rate among migrants dropped off by the Border Patrol last week. Laredo health authority, Dr. Victor Trevino, confirmed the numbers.
Concerned that migrants arriving in Laredo would further strain hospital resources, Laredo officials contracted private bus companies to transport migrants arriving from the Rio Grande Valley to larger cities across the state. By not admitting migrants on the McAllen buses, the city is not required to test them for the coronavirus and could forward the families elsewhere. Those who test positive cannot travel and must be quarantined for 10 days, a situation Saenz wanted to evade to avoid migrant overflow.
The Biden administration’s policy of releasing illegal aliens apprehended entering the country illegally in the midst of the COVID pandemic (and the emergence of the Delta variant) has come under fire recently, with revelations that COVID-positive illegal aliens have been released adding fuel to the fire.
Clearly, the Biden administration would like to put a stop to such concerns, but in order to do so, it would have to either block the border and deport all illegal aliens, or hide the actual scope of the problem.
According to the mayor of McAllen, the federal government is releasing “an alarming number of immigrants into McAllen, and the feds aren’t testing them for COVID.” Meanwhile, Joe Biden is blaming unvaccinated Americans for the rise in COVID-19 cases.