President Joe Biden’s open border policy is saddling even more responsibility on rural communities that do not have the wherewithal or funding to test for COVID-19, said Reps. Yvette Herrell, R-N.M. and Dan Bishop, R-N.C., during an appearance on Newsmax TV Friday.
''We’re actually watching DHS place illegals in the hands of non-government agencies and they will be required to issue the COVID test and quarantine these people,'' Herrell told Newsmax TV’s ''Stinchfield.''
''Yet we can’t find out where those locations will be, we can’t find out where the reimbursements will come from because it wasn’t in that $1.7 trillion COVID bill we just passed. We’ve just opened up our borders after we’ve made such great strides in really limiting the number coming over. Right now, we have almost 4,000 people a day coming across our border and if that isn’t a crisis, we don’t know what is.''
Bishop pointed out a recent incident where an immigrant came in and tested positive for COVID, ''and boards a bus to come to my state.''
''This is not inadvertent. President Trump proved that we can establish border security if we proceed in a smart way. All of his policies are being scuttled by President Biden and they will know what the result will be and we’re seeing it all too quickly. It’s bad for ordinary Americans throughout the country.''
Border agents detained nearly 78,000 people in January, up from 36,679 in January 2020. About 2,200 unaccompanied children crossed the border each week in February, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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