COVID-Positive Illegal Aliens in Texas Staying in Charity-Provided Hotel, Infecting People in Restaurants

Authorities in La Joya, Texas discovered Tuesday that a significant number of illegal aliens are staying in hotel rooms provided to them by charities, and were actively infecting other people with the coronavirus in fast food restaurants and other locations, as reported by Fox News.

Sergeant Manuel Casas of the La Joya Police Department (LJPD) said in a statement that authorities were first made aware of the situation on Monday, when an officer was flagged down by a concerned citizen at a Whataburger in town.

The individual reported that there was a large illegal family inside the restaurant, visibly displaying signs of sickness such as coughing and sneezing without making any efforts to cover themselves, in violation of basic health guidelines. The manager confirmed to the officer that they wanted the illegals to leave the restaurant, since everyone else inside felt “uneasy” at their presence.

Upon approaching the group, the illegals told the officer that they had been apprehended at the border by Border Patrol agents, where they tested positive for the coronavirus; nevertheless, they said they were released a few days later.

Sergeant Casas said in his statement that local law enforcement had never been informed of this development by federal immigration authorities. “No one told the city of La Joya. No one told the police department that these people were here, and no one told us that these people were possibly ill.”

The officer was then informed by the illegals that they were staying at a nearby Texas Inn & Suites. When the hotel manager was questioned, police learned that the entire hotel had been rented out exclusively for illegal aliens by the group Catholic Charities of The Rio Grande Valley, and that the hotel was rented out by the charity specifically to house illegals who test positive for the coronavirus.

“We have an understanding,” Casas explained, “based on what was told to us, that the hotel in totality has already been rented out. The information we have is that everyone that is staying in that hotel is COVID-19 positive because it’s being rented out for them.” Police eventually learned that there is an ongoing coordinated effort between federal authorities and the charity to release the illegals into the charity’s custody to stay at other hotels in the area, including La Joya and McAllen.

This development reflects the broader public health crisis that is being caused by the surge in illegal immigration across the southern border. Spurred on by then-candidate Joe Biden’s promises of amnesty and taxpayer-funded benefits for illegals, the United States has seen a record surge in illegals pouring across the border in the six months Biden has been in office.

Multiple reports have confirmed that, despite the fact that illegals are far more likely to test positive for the coronavirus, most of them are simply being released rather than being quarantined or treated. Although this is most likely the cause of the recent surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, the Biden Administration and its allies in the Democratic Party and the mainstream media have repeatedly and falsely blamed the surge on unvaccinated Americans, and have used this assumption as a pretense to crack down on Americans’ freedom of expression on the Internet with regards to COVID-19.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: A sign for a 24 hour Whataburger is seen in Phoenix Arizona. (Photo by Epics/Getty Images)