More Migrants, Border Agents Test COVID Positive

Many have been released into Texas and other border states.

The Department of Homeland Security reported that the rate at which illegal immigrants are testing positive for COVID-19 has “increased substantially” in recent weeks. The number of Customs and Border Protection officers who have tested positive has also risen, despite more and more of them being vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.

 “The rates at which encountered noncitizens are testing positive for COVID-19 have increased significantly in recent weeks. And although the rate of infection among CBP officers had been declining, this rate recently began increasing again, even though the percentage of officers and agents who have been fully vaccinated has grown significantly since January. This has led to increasing numbers of CBP personnel being isolated and hospitalized,” David Shahoulian, Assistant Secretary for Border and Immigration Policy at DHS, said in a court filing.

He included the information as he warned a federal judge of “adverse consequences” if the judge decides to block enforcement of Title 42, an order the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has in place that enables border agents to immediately expel illegal aliens who cross into the U.S. because of the ongoing pandemic.

Federal officials have been releasing COVID-19 positive immigrants into Texas and other border states, with over 7,000 COVID positive in McAllen, Texas alone. Some suggest this accounts for much of the surge in new cases in the nation, including the increase of the Delta variant.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Biden, Vice President Harris, and DHS Secretary Mayorkas as they create policies regarding the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • For border agents who are being exposed to and contracting the virus from migrants who are infected.
  • For HHS officials working in overcrowded facilities that house undocumented people.

Sources: Epoch Times,  Washington Post,


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