ALERT – Over 20% of Illegal Migrants Crossing Mexico Border into US Have COVID – Reports DHS

Layers of Concertina are added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S. - Mexico border near Nogales, AZ, February 4, 2019. / Robert Bushell

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 appears to be spreading in certain parts of the U.S., President Biden continues to allow a massive flow of illegal migrants in to the country along the Mexico border. Many of whom have tested positive for COVID-19, and most likely the above-mentioned, more infectious and dangerous, Delta variant.

A new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now says that over 20 percent of illegal unaccompanied minors and 18 percent of family units who recently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border have tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being released into the United States.

More than 15,000 migrants were in Border Patrol custody, according to Customs and Border Protection data obtained by NBC News.

The DHS document reviewed by NBC News Saturday, also said “some flights being used to deport illegal immigrants had over 25 percent of the passengers test positive before leaving, forcing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to remove the sick illegal immigrants and place them in quarantine.”

“In the last 2-3 weeks, the percent positivity rates among all demographics has increased,” the document says.

NBC News notes that:

The document also recommends DHS provide more medical staffing at border processing facilities, citing one in the Rio Grande Valley where three EMTs were responsible for 3,000 migrants.

A second DHS document prepared this week for the White House says high positivity rates are “straining the capacity of the NGOs and local governments that DHS currently partners with to care for them.”

That document attributes the rise of Covid among undocumented immigrants to “the highly transmissible Delta variant combined with lengthier stays in crowded [Customs and Border Protection] facilities.”

The high rates have triggered emergency meetings between the White House, HHS and DHS this week, according to two sources with knowledge of the discussions.

Deputy Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, who will soon take over as chief, said that more testing would only lead to further bottlenecks in the Border Patrol’s facilities, according to NBC News.

“As you can see, we’re already overwhelmed,” Ortiz said, standing next to a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, where hundreds of migrants have been held at a time, sleeping on the ground, as border processing facilities are stretched six times past their capacity. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Kenna Dennis
Kenna Dennis
1 month ago

If these worthless bast-=ds think for one minute we are going to wear masks and be locked down again they better think twice when they are bringing all of that across our borders with their extended family of illegal aliens.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Our Imbecile-in-Chief might infect a greater percentage of Americans than Cuomo’s stunt infected nursing home residents. Our policy should turn illegal aliens around at the border and march them into capable Mexican authority.

cozycalico
cozycalico
1 month ago

Well we can thank Biden/Harris for that. They are the ones letting them in.

Agostino
Agostino
1 month ago

COVID is the least of the disease worries illegals are carrying. How about measles, TB, HIV, etc.? Most of them never received vaccines.

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

As the parent of a border officer I know I worried less when President Trump was in office, I knew he made the best decisions possible always kept the officers safety in mind. Now with this fool occupying the White House the worry is overwhelming and I know he couldn’t care less about any American. I pray for all the officers safety.

john vieira
1 month ago
Reply to  Lisa

The results of the ‘fraud’ are becoming transparent…

Pgb
Pgb
1 month ago

Beijing Briben is presiding over the largest superspreader event in this pandemic’s run!

Rick
Rick
1 month ago

Like Governor DeSantis put it,…. I dont want to hear one Blip about covid as long as you are bringing it in purposefully and dumping the Plaguerats in American cities and towns

john vieira
1 month ago
Reply to  Rick

He needs extended lockdowns to finish off the Republic…so do not expect ANY action on the part of the Demoncrapicshariarinos to stem the flow and the widespread resettlement of the ‘invaders’…

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

This lying,corrupt,racist,sexualperv,senile,frail,old,zombie,puppet,fool,hidenbiden needs to be impeached, for total incompetency. This buffoon and his open borders are killing people from covid, these migrants from around the world, have more than covid, other diseases. He needs to be run out of office, he isn’t fit to lead anything,he so out of it, he needs to be removed by 25th amendment, or for stupidty, that has put our national security at risk. Hidenbiden needs to get in front of the world and tell them this border just closed, or they will never stop coming. He doesn’t have the power to open our borders, so u spineless repukes, need to stand up to him, and close this border,American cictizens are dying because of fool biden.

paul
paul
1 month ago

Someone suggested the Biden Regime was placing Illegals with Covid in the areas of the Country that would have as much negative impact as possible to Conservatives and Republican Governors.

formermarine
1 month ago

When and where can the citizens start collecting bounties on the traitors as in priz bidet and kameltoe

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago
Reply to  formermarine

All we need is an Environmental; Impact bill declaring Democrats the equivalent of pythons in the Everglades!

Daniel Rhoads
1 month ago

The biggest question is “how many covid19 illegal aliens by the hundreds thousands or millions will be sent in to Republican controlled areas to kill Republican voters before the 2022 elections”???

RICHARD S GIESER
RICHARD S GIESER
1 month ago

It definately looks like biden is intentionally infecting our entire country.
Treason is the least we can charge him with.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

2 spread the virus nationwide & into Canada

JimB
JimB
1 month ago

At what point do “We The People” who are in fact The Government override our Federal Elected Leaders who fail to work in the best interest of all the people by allowing our individual States Elected Leaders to Enforce Federal Laws that are already in place when the Federal Officials ignore the Law and do only what they choose? Closing our Countries Borders is just one example where we have laws in place that are being ignored. Continuing to allow illegals to continue pouring into our country sick with the virus that is causing our country to be shut down again is nothing more than a new crisis in itself and must be stopped. If the Feds won’t or refuse to do it, then each state should have their own right to stop it by any means necessary to protect their own people including deporting those illegals. It is a matter of common sense.


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