Lock down the country? Sure.
Force restaurants to close? Absolutely.
Keep schools shut for the year? We must play it safe.
Arrest people for peaceful protests against lockdowns? Done and done.
We must use every means possible to save lives no matter whose rights it violates.
Prevent illegal aliens from crossing the border and spreading the virus? What are you some sort of bigot? Illegal aliens have a right to spread the virus.
Nothing can possibly take precedence over the vital importance of illegal migration to the political future of the Democrat Party.
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.
Not a problem. It’s only a problem for Americans and legal immigrants.
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.
If the border were a school, it would be shut down.
In response to Noticias Telemundo Investiga, a spokesperson for the city said in an email that Brownsville does not have the authority to retain these migrants who plan to travel to dozens of cities throughout the country. The city assured that municipal workers recommend to those who test positive to keep quarantine as indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The city employees suggest to families they go to nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and nonprofits in the border area who can take them in and isolate them in order to keep quarantine.
Oddly, they don’t seem interested. If they were Americans, something would be done. But they’re not Americans. They’re Democrats.
Americans must be sure to wear masks. We’re all in this together, you know.