Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has admitted that some illegal migrants have been released into the United States without being tested for COVID-19 at the border – but he can’t say exactly how many.
Mayorkas was grilled by lawmakers during a congressional hearing on Wednesday about the surge of migrants illegally crossing the border, how many of them have been tested for COVID-19 and whether they are spreading the virus in the US.
He could not confirm exactly how many migrants have been released into Texas without being tested for the virus.
Mayorkas also couldn’t immediately say how many of the illegal migrants who have been tested have actually come back positive.
DailyMail.com has asked Homeland Security for the exact figures.
It came as lawmakers raised concerns that Americans returning to the US via plane from other countries have to show a negative COVID test – under a new Biden policy – but those crossing the border illegally don’t have to.
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Source: Daily Mail