(RightWing.org) – The full extent of the Biden administration’s failure at the nation’s southern border remains to be seen. Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied children are flooding Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facilities on a daily basis. Now it appears President Biden’s failures have placed American lives at risk as well.
On September 10, the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General published a memorandum discussing necessary enhancements to the CBP response to COVID-19 and the southwest border.
Of particular concern is the fact that CBP agents don’t test migrants they take into custody for COVID-19, nor are tests required. Instead, border patrol officials rely on “local public health systems” to conduct tests — but only on “symptomatic individuals.”
Today, I offered an amendment directing FEMA to develop a plan to mitigate COVID-19 risks at the border and requiring GAO to conduct a review to ensure best practices are being followed.
According to DHS IG report, there's no real testing or vaccination of incoming migrants.
— Daniel Webster (@RepWebster) September 14, 2021
As one might expect, that news didn’t sit well with Republican lawmakers. For instance, Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to devise a system to reduce COVID-19 risks at the border.
This systemic failure by the CBP is particularly disturbing in light of Biden’s recent decision to force employers of 100+ workers to require their employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or take weekly tests for the virus.
What gives? Does the Biden administration think migrants have more rights than Americans?
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