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108 Illegal Immigrants With Coronavirus Released in TX

March 3 (Newsmax) -- There have been 108 migrants released by the Border Patrol in Texas since late January who have tested positive for the coronavirus after their arrival, officials told Fox News on Wednesday.


Felipe Romero, a spokesperson for the Texas border city of Brownsville, said municipality officials are advising the migrants to quarantine and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but they do not have the authority to prevent those who test positive from going elsewhere in the U.S. ... 


NBC News reported that city officials told Noticias Telemundo Investiga that it is advising migrants with coronavirus to go to nonprofits in the area for help in finding places they can isolate, but several illegal immigrants who tested positive said they would soon go to other cities.


A worker for one of the bus companies at the terminal said passengers must wear masks on board and use hand sanitizer gel, but the company cannot ask travellers for coronavirus tests before getting on a bus.


Illegal immigrants are usually released with a permit or under supervision with an ankle monitor, according to NBC News. Once they arrive at their destinations, they are supposed to continue their asylum processes [go to a mandated court appearance, which they rarely ever show up at -TCW] in an attempt to remain in the U.S.

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THE TCW STAFF | Reply 28.08.2021 15:12

"Hundreds of migrants depart southern Mexico in caravan to protest slow asylum process" (Reuters)

THE TCW STAFF | Reply 25.07.2021 13:35

"Monkeypox in US: CDC monitoring 200 people in 27 states, other countries", see:

THE TCW STAFF | Reply 18.05.2021 09:07

"Customs and Border Protection seized more fentanyl so far in 2021 than all of 2020." (ABC News)

THE TCW STAFF | Reply 15.04.2021 11:18

"Border crisis: 233% increase in fentanyl seizures at southern border" (Fox News)

THE TCW STAFF | Reply 29.03.2021 13:52

"Mexico revises coronavirus death toll up by 60%, suffering second-most deaths globally". Total figure now stands at more than 321,000 deaths. (Fox News)

THE TCW STAFF | Reply 27.03.2021 11:53

Every border patrol sector from TX to Calf is reporting increases in apprehensions. Federal data shows, compared to this time last year, there has been a 92% increase in unaccompanied children caught crossing the border & a 188% increase in single adults.

THE TCW STAFF | Reply 11.03.2021 01:09

"Texas Gov. Abbott Sending 500 Guard Troops to Secure Border" (Newsmax) - see:

The TCW Staff | Reply 06.03.2021 23:08

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, along with the Department of Public Safety (DPS), on Saturday launched ‘Operation Lone Star,’ a program that will work to combat the smuggling of drugs and people across the southern border. (cont.)

THE TCW STAFF 06.03.2021 23:09

...The program will send law enforcement personnel and resources to "high threat areas" along the border "to deny Mexican Cartels and other smugglers the ability to move drugs and people into Texas." (Fox News)

The TCW Staff | Reply 06.03.2021 02:45

In Feb 2021, U.S. border agents detained nearly 100,000 immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, the highest tally for the month of Feb since 2006. (Source: Reuters)

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