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Americans at the border feel abandoned by Biden while COVID positivity rages among migrants

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Sara Carter was in McAllen, Texas Wednesday interviewing locals about migrants’ COVID-19 positivity rates. According to some Border Patrol officials, it’s as high as 20%. Carter reported the story on Hannity Wednesday.

One resident said the narrative from the Biden administration is that these infected migrants will be quarantined and provided with personal protective equipment. “It’s a lie, because I watched it being broken constantly,” he told Carter. He admitted that he’d only stopped by a processing facility for fifteen minutes on one occasion.

However, his observation was confirmed by Catholic Charities Director Sister Norma Pimentel. The director told CBS News that the spaces meant for quarantine are crowded. “It got to a point where that space is not even readily available,” Pimentel said.

“We have compassion,” another resident told Carter. “But at the same time, this is in our backyard. What about our children? What about our families?” Meanwhile, President Biden leaves the border wide open “exposing everyone,” she said.

Yet another resident told Carter he’d like to tell Biden: “We’re dying. Help us. You’re doing this to us.”

“Residents are frustrated, they’re angry,” Carter said. “They say they’ve been abandoned by the Biden administration.”

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently passed an amendment to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement more resources to be able to detain these sick migrants. Otherwise, ICE will have no other choice but to release them all over the country.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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CA to provide all low-income illegal immigrants health care at a cost of ‘$2.7 billion a year’

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On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion operating budget “that pledges to make all low-income adults eligible for the state’s Medicaid program by 2024 regardless of their immigration status” reports the Associated Press.

The guarantee of free health care for low-income immigrants here illegally, is a “move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year” adds the AP.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care nonprofit, people living in the country illegally in 2020 accounted for roughly 7% of the population nationwide, or about 22.1 million people. The border crisis and number of migrants entering the United States illegally has skyrocketed to historic levels since 2020 when President Joe Biden took office.

Medicaid nationwide is the current combination of federal and state governments assisting Americans and low-income adults and children to receive free health care, but the federal government does not cover those living here illegally.

“Some states, including California, have used their own tax dollars to cover a portion of health care expenses for some low-income immigrants” reports the AP. “Now, California wants to be the first to do that for everyone.”

“This will represent the biggest expansion of coverage in the nation since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2014,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, a statewide consumer health care advocacy group. “In California we recognize (that) everybody benefits when everyone is covered.”

While 92% of Californians currently have some form of health insurance, “that will change once this budget is fully implemented, as adults living in the country illegally make up one of the largest groups of people without insurance in the state” the AP concludes.

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