Border Patrol Agents in West Texas Testing Positive for COVID-19

As the surge of illegal immigration across the southern border continues, more Border Patrol agents in West Texas have been testing positive for the Chinese coronavirus, as reported exclusively by Breitbart.

Over the last weekend, three more agents tested positive for the virus in Eagle Pass, Texas. They had previously been assigned to the task of apprehending illegal aliens in the Del Rio Sector of the border, near a detention facility that is over three times its maximum capacity.

As of Thursday, there have now been six confirmed cases of the Wuhan virus in Border Patrol agents in Texas. A member of the Texas Army National Guard also tested positive in Eagle Pass. The facility in question, according to an anonymous official, is meant to hold only about 300 illegals; it is currently occupied by over 1,000.

The three agents who tested positive had been working at the Eagle Pass facility for less than a week before their diagnoses. There are expected to be even more infections as the illegals continue pouring in, with many bringing the disease in with them. In total, over 70 Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector have tested positive for the virus since October, with the majority of infections having taken place in the last few weeks.

“This is a nightmare,” said the anonymous source. “We have no more room for anyone else in the facility. We cannot process them fast enough and when we are done, we have no place to take them except to put them out on the street.”

Some of the infected agents had even already been vaccinated prior to catching the virus, thus apparently proving that the vaccines truly do not work against the spread of the virus, as had previously been promised by health officials.

In some cases, illegals who are apprehended at the border are promptly handed over by federal authorities to private charities. Last week, it was revealed that a charity called Catholic Charities of The Rio Grande Valley had been renting out entire hotels in La Joya, McAllen, and other cities exclusively for the purpose of housing COVID-positive illegals, which presented a clear health threat to the surrounding communities.

Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) has issued several executive orders aimed at cracking down on the illegal immigration surge, including arresting illegals on state charges of trespassing, as well as giving Texas State Troopers the authority to stop and search any vehicles suspected of carrying illegals. His state actions, in response to a deliberate effort by the Biden Administration to stop enforcing immigration laws and let in as many illegals as possible, has led to Attorney General Merrick Garland threatening federal action against the state of Texas.

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.

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