1 in 4 Migrants Scheduled for Deportation Test COVID Positive

More than 25% of passengers on flights scheduled to deport migrants test positive before departure.

  • More than 18% of migrant families who recently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border tested positive for COVID upon leaving Border Patrol custody over the past two to three weeks, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document prepared for Joe Biden and reviewed by NBC News on Saturday.
  • 20% of unaccompanied minors also tested positive for the virus.
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement remove these migrants from the flights and place them in quarantine in the U.S.
  • “Some flights scheduled to deport migrants had more than 25 percent of passengers test positive before departure, leading Immigration and Customs Enforcement to remove those migrants from the flights for quarantine in the U.S., according to the document,” reports NBC.
  • The Biden admin implemented the Trump-era Title 42 expulsion policy in response to CDC’s warning of “serious danger” at the U.S. southern border, American Faith recently reported.
  • The number of times border officials caught migrants crossing illegally in June was the highest monthly figure since April 2000, notes The New York Times.
  • U.S. Border Patrol “informed the police department that on July 25, 2021 they had surpassed 1 million apprehensions in the month of June,” according to CBS DFW.
  • The National Sheriffs Association said that “up to half of undocumented immigrants are infected with the deadly disease,” notes Reuters.