Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council Chris Cabrera is blowing the whistle on the Biden administration’s cooperation with the continual release of COVID-positive migrants into the United States, according to Fox News.
The Border Patrol union official warned that the infected migrants are being released on their own recognizance “day in, day out,” amid the growing migrant and coronavirus crisis.
According to Cabera many of the border patrol officers are concerned about their own health in the face of this crisis:
“Not everyone we encounter we test, only those that exhibit some type of symptoms and not everybody has symptoms that has it,” Chris Cabrera, said Saturday on “Fox News Live.”
“And we’re releasing people out of the door day in and day out with actual positive tests for COVID and more keep popping up,” he said.
The border patrol representative also revealed that he has seen just in his sector the apprehension of 20,000 migrants looking to enter the United States illegally.
According to the agent there are around 2-3,000 attempted illegal crossings every day just in the area where he is stationed, making border patrol and security overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the invasion.
Cabrera was particularly concerned with the number of migrants who aren’t being detained by the border patrol that is stretched too thin, saying there is no real way of knowing how many of those countless individuals who are sick and contagious.
The law enforcement officer said that there have been a significant number of agents who have been quarantined or come down with COVID-19 decreasing their numbers further:
“We have a lot of agents quarantined right now, which adds to our problem, on top of agents who are sick with COVID, so we’re concerned about catching it ourselves, we’re concerned about our families and coworkers and it just seems everyone’s turning a blind eye to it when we have a real situation down here,” he said.
In the month of June alone there were more than 188,000 migrants encountered by CBP, making the total migrants interacted with by law enforcement more than a million in this fiscal year alone.
“Manpower is very low, we’re stretched very thin and it’s difficult when the administration doesn’t care what’s going on down here,” he said.