March 18, 2021 – Mexico will continue to restrict non-essential travel across its border with the United States for another month, and take the same measure on its southern border to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
Facilities housing migrant children along the southern border have been granted permission to operate at full capacity despite previous COVID-19 restrictions…
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas refused to answer on Wednesday whether illegal immigrants with COVID-19 were released into the country.
Brianna Lyman Reporter – March 17, 2021 4:26 PM ET
House Democrats blocked a proposal Tuesday that would have required illegal immigrants to test negative for the coronavirus before they are released into the U.S. by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The Requiring Every Alien Receive a COVID-19 Test (REACT) Act was introduced by Republican Iowa Freshman Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks. It would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to test all migrants that illegally arrived in the U.S. before releasing them. The REACT Act would force Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE to receive a negative result before releasing a migrant from custody.
“Border Security and immigration is not an issue that only affects border states, it affects every community across the country,” Miller-Meeks said in a statement. “By ensuring that individuals entering the country are negative for COVID-19, we can help keep our communities safe and healthy.”
House Democrats shot down the proposal, according to a tweet from House Rules Republicans.
February 25, 2021 – BIDEN: “If we do our part… by July4, there’s a good chance you, your families, and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout or a barbecue … ‘Worst thing we could do now is let our guard down’ “This is not a time to relax,”