It’s not only Mexicans who try to sneak across the US-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security has reported that in the first two months of 2020, approximately 328 Chinese nationals were arrested while trying to cross the border illegally.
Another three South Koreans were detained during the same period, as were 122 from the Dominican Republic.
It is not known if any of those detained were carrying the coronavirus (COVID-19), but given that China was the source of the epidemic and the other two countries already had many known cases before these migrants attempted to break into the US, it is certainly possible that some of them were exposing American officers and ordinary citizens to the disease.
“The journey to the US border puts migrants in poor conditions,” a Homeland Security official informed The Washington Times in a report. “We don’t know if they have come into contact with someone who has the flu. There is no passport, medical history, or travel manifest.”
Discovering Chinese illegal immigrants coming from Mexico is not as unusual as one might think. In December, US Customs and Border Control officers arrested a truck driver at the San Ysidro crossing in San Diego, California after they discovered 11 Chinese migrants hiding inside furniture and appliances that his vehicle was carrying.
And in November, a truck at the same crossing was found to be carrying six Chinese migrants who were hidden behind a fake wall in the trailer.
On average, more than a thousand migrants are caught each day along the US-Mexico border by Border Patrol officers. An unknown number succeed in making it across undetected, and will continue to do so – for as long as Democrats refuse to take the issue of border security seriously. Immigrants who cross America’s southern border undetected are known to bring crime and disease into the country.