The Biden administration is attracting increased scrutiny of its border policy, which critics say has fueled a spike in COVID-19 infections within the U.S.
According to the Washington Examiner, Mark Morgan, who formerly served as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), recently revealed that President Joe Biden has overseen the release of more than 40,000 COVID-positive undocumented immigrants into communities across the nation.
Morgan asserted that the number is high enough to cause a widespread outbreak of the pandemic-inducing virus.
Even as the White House seeks to implement mandates and restrictions on American citizens to halt the spread of COVID-19, the president is apparently releasing thousands of infected migrants with little or no supervision.
Since the administration has declined to test those arriving at the U.S.–Mexico border for the virus, Morgan concluded that 40,000 is likely a conservative estimate of the actual number.
Not only is Biden apparently exacerbating the pandemic with his lax immigration policies, but immigrants are reportedly being released by the thousands in states like Texas, Florida, and other states led by Republicans who vocally oppose the current administration.
For his part, GOP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made it clear that he believes incoming migrants are a major factor in his state’s rising COVID-19 infection rate.
“DHS is not testing them”
Taking a broader look at the Biden administration’s record, Morgan criticized Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for “directing the release of up to 80% of families who have illegally entered the United States.”
Instead of deporting or detaining those who cross the border illegally, federal officials have opted to release them into unsuspecting U.S. communities.
“DHS is not testing them,” Morgan explained. “So what’s DHS Secretary Mayorkas’s solution to all of this? ‘Ah, it’s up to the local communities to deal with it. It’s your issue and your problem to deal with now.'”
Considering the current Democratic majority on Capitol Hill, it seems unlikely that Republicans will be able to challenge the Biden administration in any significant way — at least in the near term.
If the American people begin to understand the scale at which potentially infected undocumented immigrants are being released, however, voters might be compelled to usher in a Republican majority in next year’s midterm elections.