Congressional Democrats voted down a requirement for illegal aliens to receive COVID-19 tests after crossing the border on Tuesday.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) made the shocking announcement in a Twitter post:
This news will likely compound the crisis at the border, which is having a negative impact on the public health. An executive with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has stated that as many as six percent of migrants have COVID-19 when entering the border.
“There’s testing happening,” acting FEMA Administrator Robert Fenton said while appearing at a hearing for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. “What we’re seeing is less than 6 percent positive right now, coming across the border.”
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has made it clear that humanitarian concerns for the illegals take precedence over national security concerns.
“We are expelling most single adults and families. We are not expelling unaccompanied children. We are securing our border, executing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) public health authority to safeguard the American public and the migrants themselves, and protecting the children. We have more work to do,” Mayorkas said.
Big League Politics has reported on Mayorkas’ radical far-left beliefs on immigration that he is now implementing as head of DHS:
“Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton confirmed he would vote against Joe Biden’s pick for the Department of Homeland Security in the event Biden is inaugurated, citing Alejandro Mayorkas’s track record of delivering cheap labor visas to elite Democrat donors and business interests as the Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Mayorkas served as USCIS Director in the Obama administration.
Cotton explained his rationale on opposing a tentative Mayorkas nomination in a tweet thread over the weekend. Cotton cited a report from DHS’s Inspector General who indicated Mayorkas consistently approved visa applications for workers that would be employed by politically-connected and influential Democrats for American jobs…
Jessica Vaughn of the Center for Immigration Studies pointed to Mayorkas’s migration corporate welfarism in a statement provided to Breitbart News after news of his shadow nomination. (Biden hasn’t even secured the presidency yet, as final results in contested states await litigation.)
“He is the exact kind of nominee that people didn’t want to see — someone in favor of corporate interests on immigration, of looking the other way on fraud, of rubber-stamping every [migration] application.”
Mayorkas has cited his connection to refugee resettlement in the United States, and would be likely to massively increase refugee admissions as well as approve as many visa applications as possible as Secretary of DHS. If Biden ends up being inaugurated, his confirmation vote could prove a key indicator of which Republican Senators plan to fight for the interests of Americans on immigration policy, and which intend to look the other way in favor of corporate and billionaire special interests.”
The Democrats have become the party of open border insanity at the border. The Biden regime is allowing great damage to be done to the country.