Republicans in the U.S. House are pushing the Biden administration to disclose how many illegal immigrants who cross at the U.S. southern border are being tested for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the disease COVID-19, by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as vaccinated Americans are being told to wear masks indoors.
In a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the GOP Doctors Caucus requested data on how many illegal immigrants are tested for COVID-19 before they are released into the interior of the United States.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), around 1 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the U.S.–Mexico border since President Joe Biden took office, with numbers in June seeing another increase compared to the prior month, which already had record-high numbers. Last month, agents apprehended 188,829 people illegally crossing the border, up from 180,034 in May, according to CBP. That averages 6,294 apprehensions per day for the month.
In addition, last month, former CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan told Breitbart News that “few to none of the nearly one million illegal aliens apprehended have been vaccinated and there is little effective health infrastructure along the route to help prevent spread of the virus.”
“When Americans consider the skyrocketing number of migrant apprehensions, many have rightfully expressed concern about the public health risk posed by thousands of migrants flooding across our borders every week without being tested for COVID-19. As an active group of physicians and health professionals, we certainly share this concern,” the GOP Doctors Caucus wrote.
“Moreover, we are deeply disturbed about the lack of transparency coming from the Biden Administration. Americans deserve to know whether migrants are being tested for COVID-19 at the border, and if they are not, why on Earth would this be the case?”
DHS did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment about CCP virus testing for southern border crossers.
The three co-chairs of the GOP Doctors Caucus, Andy Harris (R-Md.), Michael Burgess (R-Texas), and Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) took part in a press conference with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday.
BY MASOOMA HAQ