At least 16K COVID-infected migrants were released by ICE onto US soil: Report

The Biden administration has been quick to blame unvaccinated Americans for the continued spread of COVID-19, all the while the actions of the administration itself appears to be one of the primary causes of the situation.

According to Breitbart, a source within the ranks of federal law enforcement reported that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has already released some 16,000 COVID-19 positive migrants into various U.S. cities, of course without the vaccine mandates that the Biden administration wants to push on the rest of the country. 

Even worse is that as large as the number is, it’s likely even larger, as the figure only accounts for the infected migrants that were released by ICE agents, and doesn’t include those released by other agencies, and the ones who were never detained in the first place.

The anonymous source told Breitbart in an exclusive report that the infected migrants ranged in age from infants to the elderly.

“Nearly 12,000 of the migrants who tested positive for COVID-19 and were released into the U.S. were between 18 and 40 years of age, more than 11,800 were male, nearly 1,300 were under the age of ten, and more than 6,000 were between 20 and 29 years old,” the Breitbart report noted.

As mentioned, the numbers of infected migrants hitting the streets of cities across the country are much higher, as tens of thousands of migrants are routinely detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and immediately released without having to take a COVID-19 test.

Instead, CBP relies on the charity organizations that provide food, shelter, and overall care for the migrants who are detained. They’re supposed to test the migrants for COVID-19, but it’s unclear whether they’re strictly following those rules, especially given the sheer numbers of migrants they’re forced to deal with on a regular basis.

Many believe it’s not a stretch to presume that tens of thousands of infected migrants — many of whom could be carrying dangerous variants of COVID-19, could be the driving force behind some of the recent case-count spikes in some cities.

Only time will tell if the Biden administration decides that the issue is of any importance, but given the way they’ve approached the immigration crisis in general, it’ll probably remain very low on their priority list.