While pushing draconian coronavirus mandates on American citizens, President Joe Biden is making exceptions for illegal immigrants who are overwhelming the southern border in record numbers.
Biden’s recklessness is leaving cities like McAllen, Texas defenseless against an invasion of COVID-positive migrants. According to the Washington Examiner, the city declared a disaster after receiving more than 1,500 migrants with the virus in just one week.
Migration and COVID-19
Like other towns on the border, McAllen has had migrants unceremoniously dumped on its streets by the feds for months. The rate has spiked to thousands each week, hitting a record of 7,000, the Examiner said. Between July and August, the number of migrants taken in by Catholic Charities has shot up from 750 a day to 1,900.
The city has reportedly been forced to set up a tent settlement to accommodate the surge of migrants, many of whom are said to be infected. Cases increased to 1,500 last week out of 7,000 since February, the Examiner revealed. Migrants are required to quarantine for just two days before they are released.
The “shockingly large number of immigrants” has left McAllen pleading for help from the feds, but the city’s mayor says they haven’t heard a “single word” from the White House in response.
McAllen is demanding to be reimbursed from the state and federal government for the expense the crisis Biden has inflicted.
“This significant change increases the threat of COVID spread or other lawlessness within the city,” the city said in a statement, according to the Examiner.
“Why don’t you do your job?”
Of course, the White House’s silence is nothing new. The Biden administration has never acknowledged the crisis it is causing on the border, which has seen crossings rise to 20-year highs by official counts.
In June, the number of migrants apprehended shot to almost 200,000, Fox News reported, and it is expected to surpass that number in July.
While neglecting Americans suffering the consequences of his reckless decisions, Biden has been preoccupied with scapegoating unvaccinated Americans, pushing vaccine mandates, and threatening to crush businesses with another lockdown.
After getting singled out by Biden, Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) had enough of the nonsense. “Why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure? And until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you,” he said, according to Fox.
Indeed, until Biden does something about the border, nothing he says can be taken seriously. What kind of a president treats his own citizens like this?