A new report from Fox News states that the number of illegal immigrants testing positive for COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector in Texas skyrocketed in the first two weeks of July, marking a 900% increase compared to the previous 14 months.
One hundred and thirty-five detainees tested positive in the area, a prime target for illegal immigrants hoping to cross into the United States. “This information was obtained exclusively from a slide distributed to RGV Border Patrol managers to share with agents to help them protect themselves from the virus,” Fox News reported.
Typically, 2,000 illegal immigrants are caught every day in the RVG sector. “Currently, the majority of those encountered are turned back due to Title 42 public health protections put in place during the Trump administration,” Fox News noted. Title 42 allows the Biden administration to expel apprehended illegal immigrants because of COVID-19 concerns.
Last week, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who introduced the SHIELD Act, which promises to codify Title 42, blasted President Biden after reports had surfaced that Biden wanted to end Title 42. “This is lunacy,” said Cruz. “It is lawless and the only reason Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are doing it is because they are captive to the extreme radical left of their party.”
“You know the leading paper in Washington (The Washington Post) has as its slogan ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness,’” Cruz began. “Joe and Kamala want darkness on the disaster that they have created. And not only that, they’re proposing to make it worse. Joe Biden is now talking about ending Title 42.”