Remember how Pelosi wanted to divert Border Wall funding to CoronaVirus research? Here’s proof her Open Borders mentality would have INCREASED our risk of exposure.
Almost immediately upon the Wuhan CoronaVirus proving to be a serious concern in China, Trump took the unprecedented step of closing our borders to Chinese travelers until the situation has stabilized, the virus is under control, or a virus becomes commercially available — whichever comes first.
He has since expanded those travel restrictions to other hotspots in an effort to keep US exposure risk as low as possible.
Since that time, it turns out that not everyone who has tried to bypass checkpoints at our Southern border has come from somewhere South of the US of A.
We’ve stopped hundreds — HUNDREDS! — of Chinese migrants trying to slip in undetected.
Since officials first reported the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan in late December and the United States imposed a travel ban for those entering from China, Border Patrol agents have detained 333 Chinese nationals attempting to enter the United States illegally, according to Department of Homeland Security data obtained by Fox News.
While none have tested positive for the virus, the southern border remains a primary focus of the Trump administration, which sees the area as high risk and a gateway for COVID-19 to spread in the U.S.
…”All it would take is a single infected individual to impact the detained migrant community within DHS facilities without proper precautions, which can only happen through orderly, lawful migration, the virus threatens to spread rapidly,” the official said. “Any halting of MPP would exacerbate this threat.”
The U.S. southern border is a microcosm of the world, with foreign nationals from 122 separate countries apprehended or denied entry already this fiscal year — from October through the end of February.
Seventy of those countries currently report confirmed COVID-19 cases, led by China but followed by Italy, Iran, India, Romania, Vietnam and Brazil. — FoxNews
Anyone suspected of having symptoms consistent with CoronaVirus has been tested.
Fortunately, no cases have yet been reported among anyone in custody.