With all this talk of employers with 100 or more employees ensuring their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week, President Biden almost got away with something hidden in the fine print. The admin has been very careful to not mention the one group of people who appear to be the only exception to this very important new rule.
Biden is requiring that "the remaining 17 million healthcare workers employed in facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid also be fully vaccinated.". This is in addition to the approximately 80 million Americans employed by businesses with 100 or more employees.
However, over 30% of immigrants detained in federal detention facilities remain unvaccinated, the difference is they are given the option. More than 18% of migrant families who recently crossed the border tested positive for COVID before being released by Border Patrol while almost 20% of unaccompanied minors testing positive for the virus.
According to The Daily Wire, “Last week, the Texas border city of McAllen said that more than 7,000 migrants who tested positive for the coronavirus have been released by Customs and Border Protection into the city since February. More than 1,500 migrants with the virus have been allowed into McAllen over the past week, the city said.”
They also reported that police in South Texas “were surprised to discover that illegal immigrants had been put up in hotels after being released from federal custody — and that these immigrants had possibly tested positive for COVID-19.”
Rep. Jerry Nadler submitted legislation in July 2020 that would postpone the deportation of illegal immigrants who test positive for the coronavirus back to their home countries.
According to Nadler's website:
Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the Coronavirus Containment Act of 2020, legislation that will help stem the global spread of COVID-19 by requiring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to conduct testing for COVID-19 on individuals who are slated for removal or repatriation and suspending the removal of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 until such individuals test negative for the virus in a manner approved by the CDC. The legislation also requires ICE to publish and regularly update data relating to the testing and removal or repatriation of individuals during the COVID-19 public health emergency.