I rise today in confusion. We are told to wear masks, social distance, get tested, and be test subjects for an unapproved vaccine. We are told we cannot travel aboard, or even intrastate, for fear of spreading the COVID19 virus.
Yet, as I look to the southern boarder; I see streams of illegal, untested, immigrants from Mexico, and places south crossing freely. These illegals, many unaccompanied children, are crammed into tight spaces with no social distancing. It seems, from video and pictures I have seen, that these holding cells, have no or very limited ventilation.
As if that is not a concern, many of these lawbreakers are set free with cash, a ride, or a plane ticket to interact with American citizens that are still in some stage of lockdown. Granted, common sense in Washington is in short supply, and with this administration, nonexistent, but it would seem, for public safety that those crossing the border should be held, at least to the same draconian standards as American citizens.
This administration has opened the floodgates to criminals, human trafficking, child sex trafficking,
drug cartels, and carriers of the pandemic. The crisis at the border, and the coming health crisis in this country lays squarely at the feet of this Administration and the majority.
Madame Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time...