By: Brian Evans
As the Coronavirus continues to be a major problem around the globe, especially throughout China and South Korea, the Department of Homeland Security revealed that 328 immigrants from China were caught trying to cross the United States southern border illegally so far this year, as well as some from South Korea!
In fact, the Washington Times reported…
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad F. Wolf raised the issue Tuesday with the House Homeland Security Committee, saying that illegal immigration presents a unique threat compared to legal travelers from China, who are being screened on arrival.
“The individuals that are coming in at our 11 airports that are being funneled, we have very good information of their travel history, of their medical history. We’re not going to have that same set of fidelity for the individuals if this continues to grow at the southwest border,” he said.
Mr. Wolf also said the spread of the virus in Mexico creates new complications, after the U.S. has forced tens of thousands of asylum-seekers to wait in that country while their cases are proceeding in American immigration courts.
Late last week a federal court issued a ruling that could result in thousands of them being admitted immediately.
The ruling was stayed, but Mr. Wolf said it could be a danger spot should the courts demand their entry.
Currently, according to Johns Hopkins, China has had at least 80,000 confirmed cases with 2,902 deaths, with South Korea having 6,000 active cases and 35 deaths!
The Washington Times added…
“All told, more than 1,000 migrants a day are caught attempting to sneak in illegally from Mexico, which detected its first case last week, and since has identified five others,” The Times wrote. “And if that many are being caught each day, an unknown but significant number are getting through undetected, Border Patrol agents say. The journey to the U.S. border puts migrants in poor conditions,” a Homeland Security official told The Washington Times. “We don’t know if they have come into contact with someone who has the flu, there is no passport, medical history, or travel manifest.”