As President Biden aggressively pressures Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and to again mask up, even if they are vaccinated, he continues to allow tens of thousands of illegal immigrants into the United States along the Mexican border, many of whom have or could have COVID. The number of migrants infected with the virus has surged almost 1,000% in some border sectors.
When asked about this extreme contradiction by Fox News White House reporter, Peter Doocy, Biden essentially deflected and dissembled.
On Tuesday Doocy asked Biden why his administration is continuing to allow untested and unvaccinated illegal immigrants into the country while at the same time urging, and in some cases, mandating that Americans take the coronavirus vaccine.
“You just said there is no wall high enough and no ocean wide enough to protect us from the virus,” Doocy asked the president. “So what is the thinking behind letting untested and unvaccinated migrants across the southern border into U.S. cities in record numbers?”
Biden responded with obfuscation and deception, saying that he has not rescinded an order urging migrants who are unvaccinated to go back across the border.
“We have not withdrawn the order that is sometimes — criticized saying that unvaccinated people should go back across the border,” Biden said, adding that unaccompanied children are a “different story.”
However, this totally ignored the real issue. Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended a Trump policy limiting migrant entry into the United States, citing coronavirus concerns, but that policy does not apply to migrant children.
And that’s the rub. The Border Patrol predicted earlier this year that 184,000 migrant children will enter the United States illegally this year, while over 1 million illegal immigrants have been encountered at the border so far.
Fox News reported that last week, Doocy pressed principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the same question and received an even more deceptive, non-answer.
Doocy: “Why is it that the federal government is asking vaccinated Americans to wear masks… but at the same time federal agents are also releasing covid-19 positive border crossers?”
Jean-Pierre: “CBP [Customs and Border Patrol] takes its responsibility to prevent the spread– very very seriously.”
DOOCY: "Why is it that the federal government is asking vaccinated Americans to wear masks… but at the same time federal agents are also releasing covid-19 positive border crossers?"
JEAN-PIERRE: "CBP takes its responsibility to prevent the spread– very very seriously." pic.twitter.com/W35sB8yogo
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 29, 2021
To make the point even more clear, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said last week:
This White House is allowing our country not only to be invaded with many criminals crossing the border, MS-13 potential or current gang members, but now they are letting a flow of people infected with COVID while they are telling students in the first and second grade that they have to wear a mask, or telling adults, vaccinate or wear a mask.