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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Biden administration’s veritable coronavirus czar, suggested Sunday that illegal aliens are having no effect on the COVID crisis in the states despite large numbers being affected with the virus when illegally entering the country and many not vaccinated.
Fauci expressed this dubious perspective after being asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” to respond to new polling data from the Kaiser Family Foundation showing that “Republicans are most likely to view immigrants and tourists bringing the disease into the U.S. as a major reason for the [current] surge” in cases.
“Are immigrants a major reason why COVID-19 is spreading in the U.S.?” host Dana Bash asked him.
Note that in its polling, KFF failed to differentiate between legal immigrants and illegal aliens. This matters because concerns among Republicans about COVID being imported into the U.S. have centered entirely on illegals.
Listen to Fauci’s reply below:
“No, absolutely not, Dana. I mean, if you just look at the data and look at the people who have gotten infected, look at the people who are in the hospital, look at the people who’ve died, this is not driven by immigrants. This is the problem within our country, the same way it’s a problem with other countries throughout the world,” he said.
“I mean, the idea, when you have 700,000 Americans dead, and millions and millions and millions of Americans getting infected, that you don’t want to look outside to the problem. The problem is within our own country. Certainly, immigrants can get infected, but they’re not the driving force of this.”
Note that the coronavirus first emerged in China, meaning that the virus was indeed originally imported by people — possibly immigrants — traveling from the Asian nation.
Continuing the discussion, Bash then asked Fauci for his thoughts on Title 42, a Trump-era policy “that allows officials to rapidly expel migrants without chance of asylum,” according to Axios.
On Thursday, a federal appeals court reportedly ruled to allow the administration to resume its use of the policy, thus striking down an injunction from a lower court judge.
Bash specifically asked Fauci whether it’s appropriate to expel illegal aliens now that there’s “widespread vaccines and testing.”
She failed to mention that illegal aliens are, by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ own admission, not being tested.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 25, 2021
She also failed to mention that COVID+ illegals have been released into the United States.
After Whataburger encounter, Texas police learn COVID-positive migrants are sent to local hotels https://t.co/iD7BRLmuAe
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) July 29, 2021
Fauci refused to offer a direct answer but did strongly suggest that he’s OK with illegals being allowed into the U.S.
“You know, I’m not going to — I’m sorry, Dana, but I am not as familiar with the intricacies of that to make any comment about that rule. I just, my feeling has always been that focusing on immigrants, expelling them or what have you, is not the solution to an outbreak,” he said.
Congressional Democrats apparently agree, because last Wednesday they rejected a bill that would have forced illegal aliens to pass a COVID test before being released from custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 30, 2021
It seems that both Fauci and Democrats would rather focus on maligning non-vaccinated U.S. citizens instead of expecting the slightest bit of accountability from illegal aliens who’ve violated America’s immigration laws.
For months now the angry duo have relentlessly attacked the unvaccinated, claiming that they’re somehow threatening the lives of the vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the unvaccinated, COVID+ illegal aliens who are being released into the U.S. are apparently a threat to nobody.
Many in the public do not appear to care for this twisted logic.
The use of the term “Immigrants” to describe those illegally crossing our border speaks volumes.
— KC Frew (@KnoxvilleKC) October 3, 2021
Fauci is a liar because he has no way of knowing if they are causing spikes or not. The Biden Admin is bringing in tens of thousands and dropping them off in the interior of the country. They are not vetted for health issues so who knows. Damn this guy is a partisan hack.
— Rachel E 🇺🇸 (@REPsmile) October 3, 2021
Fauci has become a political partisan. Americans won’t be considered fully vaccinated until after their 3rd shot now, but hundreds of thousands of illegals crossing the border aren’t spreading it.
— Youwokemenot (@Youwokeme1) October 3, 2021
So letting untested unvaccinated people into the country isn’t spreading covid? He doesn’t know that for sure and the fact that he acts like he does is terrifying and really makes you question everything else he says.
— dossiers are cool (@ChrisSteelebot) October 3, 2021
Notice what the latter Twitter user wrote about questioning “everything else he says.”
Indeed, Fauci has a history of making bizarre statements and flip-flopping on the issues, meaning that in general, it’s usually wise to take anything he says with a pound of salt.
Speaking of which, during his discussion on CNN, Fauci added that he believes California Gov. Gavin Newsom practiced “sound judgment” by issuing a vaccine mandate for children.
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