But Mr Cotton is wrong that Mr Biden promised “free health care” for undocumented immigrants. A spokesman for Mr Cotton said the Senator was referring to the 2020 campaign when Mr Biden raised his hand after Democratic presidential candidates were asked during a debate in 2019 whether their health plans would allow unauthorized immigrants access to such care. However, there was no mention of “free” health care. Under Mr Biden’s plan, these immigrants could buy health insurance plans, including a proposed public option for exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act.
Mr Cornyn’s reference to Title 42 was also inaccurate. Although the Biden government has decided not to expel unaccompanied children despite a court ruling allowing the practice, it has continued to expel most of the Title 42 frontier workers. Indeed from the more than 100,000 encounters On the south-western border, 72,000 people were displaced in February.
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“When I spoke to the doctor to see when they would be tested for Covid when they get out, more than 10 percent test positive while you are stored together. At a time when the president will keep our country closed If we maybe hope that a fourth of July just gets together with our family, how much spread of Covid is he creating every day through his politics along this border? “
– Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, on Monday in one press conference.
That is an exaggeration. Bob Fenton, acting administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said during a congressional hearing A day later, migrants tested positive across the border at a rate of “less than 6 percent”. That is a lower one Positivity rate than currently in Texas (9 percent), Arizona (11 percent), and New Mexico (8 percent), but higher than California (3 percent).
There are different coronavirus protocols for different migrant populations, but the notion that migrants are spreading the virus unchecked is hyperbolic.
Asylum seekers with pending cases who have returned to Mexico under the Trump program are required to take a negative test before entering the United States. Those who test positive with mild or no symptoms must be quarantined for 10 days, while those who show severe symptoms must seek treatment in Mexico. according to the State Department.
For migrants who are not immediately dispatched and handled by border guards, the Department of Homeland Security relies on community organizations to test and reimburses the costs, the department said. Those who test positive during border control detention will be immediately isolated. Unaccompanied children are specifically tested in facilities operated by the Department of Health and Human Services.