Democrats vote down bill requiring illegal immigrants to get COVID test

Suddenly, it’s clear that Democrats are not as concerned by the coronavirus pandemic as they claim.

Democrats shot down a Republican-backed bill Tuesday that would require illegal immigrants to receive a COVID test, Breitbart reported. So much for “following the science.”

Democrats oppose COVID testing for illegals

Freshman Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) proposed the bill, called the Requiring Every Alien to Receive a COVID-19 Test (REACT) Act.

The bill would require the Department of Homeland Security to test all migrants it releases into America’s interior for COVID. It’s particularly relevant as America faces down a border crisis caused by the Biden administration’s decision to bring back disastrous policies like “catch and release.”

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that border crossings will soon reach 20-year highs, NBC News reported.

With illegals pouring in at this high rate, Miller-Meeks pointed out that some 185 migrants in Brownsville, Texas have tested positive as of March 8.

“This week, I traveled to El Paso, Texas, to meet with CBP agents and officers,” she said. “I saw firsthand the crisis they are facing, and I believe it is our job in Congress to address it and assist them. Approximately 50% of agents have tested positive for COVID-19, and very few migrants are being tested.”

Illegals first, Americans last

It seems that “science” only matters when it’s time to keep schools and restaurants closed. Funny how that works.

Then again, with Biden and his Democratic allies refusing to acknowledge a border crisis in the first place, this vote is not very surprising. Wouldn’t it be simpler to just protect the country, instead of making this into a partisan issue?

The Biden administration and its media allies insist that migrants are not spreading the virus “significantly,” testing positive at a lower rate than Americans. (Is that supposed to be reassuring?) What about kids in school? Restaurant patrons? But overcrowded border facilities aren’t spreading COVID? Seriously?

How about zero spread? Wouldn’t that be preferable? Are Americans allowed to prefer zero spread? Of course not. To liberals, open borders is an article of faith in their perverted religion, so illegals get “sanctuary,” while Americans are treated as subjects in a police state. It’s a feature, not a bug.

Then again, as liberals often say, illegal migrants also commit less crime than American citizens and are generally their superiors in every way. They come first, Americans get the shaft. At the very least, COVID has brought some clarity to the Democratic Party’s priorities.

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