RALEIGH – Through out the last year we’ve witnessed time and time again policies or official actions that just don’t make any sense.
‘Why don’t we just put the COVID patients back in the extremely vulnerable nursing homes?’
Now come reports that Border Patrol has intercepted illegal immigrants, and merely released them into the interior, only to now find out many of them tested positive for coronavirus, and they might be headed to North Carolina.
In reaction to these reports, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC) is calling on Governor Roy Cooper to take action to stop these individuals and enforce the law.
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According to NBC News (emphasis added):
“Miriam Izaguirre, a 35-year-old asylum-seeker from Honduras, crossed the Rio Grande at dawn Monday with her young son and turned herself in to the authorities.
A few hours later she was released, and the first thing she did was take a rapid test for Covid-19 at the Brownsville bus station. They told her her test came out positive.
“Right now we were tested for Covid and they separated about eight of us because we were positive,” she told Noticias Telemundo Investiga. “We are waiting right now.” She was waiting to catch a bus to Houston.
Other migrant families who also said they had tested positive were waiting to go to other destinations: North Carolina, Maryland and New Jersey.
The city of Brownsville administers these rapid tests at the bus station, after migrant families are released by the Border Patrol. A spokesperson for Brownsville confirmed that, since they began doing these tests Jan. 25, 108 migrants have tested positive for Covid-19, which is 6.3 percent of those who took the test. […]”
First things first: the illegal aliens who crossed the border illegally, during a Pandemic Panic, weren’t turned back; they were simply released.
Regarding the Pandemic Panic part, it might be useful to test the hundreds of illegal crossers for the virus in question BEFORE releasing them into the public to spread around the country.
Governor Roy Cooper, a supporter of sanctuary policies and all too willing to ignore immigration laws as ‘not his problem,’ is also one of the lead purveyors of Pandemic Panic and authoritarian COVID restrictions. Which he prioritizes now that’s he’s being pressed by Republican congressmen is anyone’s guess.
Read more about the COVID positive illegal aliens released to travel about the country here.