DHS Secretary Mayorkas | 20% of illegal migrants crossing the border have tested positive for COVID-19 amid delta variant;

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The top border official in the Biden administration admitted to being caught off guard recently by the spike in delta variant coronavirus cases among migrants at the border.

  • Mayorkas, who has for months refused to speak on the risk that infected migrants who are released into the United States pose to border communities, said upwards of 20% of that population are sick with the highly contagious disease.
  • “We are confronted with a population of people that, as a general matter, that have a rate of illness of approximately 20%,” said Mayorkas, who has been in his position since January.
  • “When one is speaking of 7,000 or 7,500 people encountered at the border every day, if one takes a look at that the system, it is not built for that in a COVID environment where isolation is required.”
  • In August, more than 200,000 people were encountered attempting to enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico, among the highest rates in two decades.
  • The Biden administration has not specifically disclosed how many people every month are being released into the U.S.

SOURCE: WASHINGTONEXAMINER

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