Hundreds of Chinese migrants detained at U.S.-Mexico border amid global pandemic

Hundreds of Chinese migrants detained at U.S.-Mexico border amid global pandemic
Migrants headed toward U.S. border (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Didn’t Nancy Pelosi want to divert border wall funding to coronavirus research?]

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.

“We have a unique public health threat posed by individuals arriving unlawfully at the border, where migrants, law enforcement officials, frontline personnel, and the American public are put at risk,” said a DHS official. … “All it would take is a single infected individual to impact the detained migrant community within DHS facilities.”…

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(h/t Wes Walker, ClashDaily)

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