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Is US Congressman Cuellar D-TX going to change parties due to the Dem policies? Remember that the numbers are of those intercepted by the border control. In some sectors they only catch an estimated 10-20%.

Almost a third of the illegal migrant minors tested are Covid-19 positive and the Biden Admin are trying to blame Americans! Basta! Each migrant infected with the delta variant infects 6 to 8 people.

COVID-19 Surge in Rio Grande Valley Comes as Over 20,000 Immigrants Arrive at Border in 1 week; 87 Border Agents Test Positive; Major NGO Shuts Down
Rep. Cuellar Urges DHS to Prioritize the Health and Safety of Border Agents and Border Communities Amidst COVID-19 Surge

Washington | Dana Youngentob, DC Press Secretary
July 26, 2021 Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) is urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to prioritize the health and safety of border agents and border communities amidst a COVID-19 surge in the Rio Grande Valley.

The migrant surge has resulted in the temporary shutdown of Catholic Charities, nearly 70 border agents testing positive for COVID-19 in the RGV sector, 17 border agents testing positive for COVID-19 in the Laredo sector, and 233 hospital beds occupied in the local area. Additionally, 27% of the unaccompanied children deported this week tested positive for COVID-19 with Brownsville experiencing a 15% positivity rate. Border Patrol is also sending immigrants directly to the McAllen COVID-19 testing site.

The high positivity rates and NGO shutdowns come as the Rio Grande Valley has seen a rush of migrants, a 478% increase in encounters in June 2021 compared to June 2020. This past week alone saw nearly 20,000 encounters in the Rio Grande Valley, adding to the over 1,000,000 total encounters thus far this year and 330,000 in the Rio Grande Valley sector.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many challenges across the country.  The border communities face particular challenges because of the influx of migrants arriving every single day. The DHS Secretary must prioritize the health and safety of border agents and border communities to help them through this public health emergency,” said Congressman Cuellar.  “These agents are the embodiment of what the U.S. Border Patrol stands for—a federal law enforcement agency that is tasked with protecting our borders while following profound codes of professionalism and care when engaging with civilians and our community. Throughout the pandemic, we have supported and thanked our essential workers for their sacrifices.  However, our border patrol agents have been thanklessly serving our southern border and processing immigrants, despite the dangers from the virus.  While we are extremely fortunate for the vaccine that has saved many lives, we must prioritize the health and wellbeing of our men and women in blue and border communities.”
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Congressman Henry Cuellar is a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Previously, he served as a Texas State Representative and Texas Secretary of State.
https://cuellar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=406429

El aumento de COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande se produce cuando más de 20.000 inmigrantes llegan a la frontera en una semana; 87 agentes fronterizos dan positivo; Cierra una importante ONG ?
El representante Cuellar urge al DHS a priorizar la salud y la seguridad de los agentes fronterizos y las comunidades fronterizas en medio del aumento de COVID-19
Washington | Dana Youngentob, DC Press Secretary, July 26, 2021
Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care , Appropriations

Washington, D.C.— El congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) urge al secretario del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) de los Estados Unidos, Alejandro Mayorkas, a priorizar la salud y la seguridad de los agentes fronterizos y las comunidades fronterizas en medio de un aumento de COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande. El aumento de COVID-19 ha resultado en el cierre temporal de Catholic Charities, cerca de 70 agentes fronterizos dando positivo por COVID-19 en el sector RGV, 17 agentes fronterizos dando positivo por COVID-19 en el sector de Laredo y 233 camas de hospital ocupadas en el área local. Además, el 27% de los niños no acompañados deportados esta semana dieron positivo por COVID-19 y Brownsville experimentó una tasa de positividad del 15%. La Patrulla Fronteriza también está enviando inmigrantes directamente al sitio de pruebas COVID-19 de McAllen.

Las altas tasas de positividad y el cierre de ONG se producen cuando el Valle del Río Grande ha visto una avalancha de migrantes, un aumento del 478% en los encuentros en junio de 2021 en comparación con junio de 2020. Solo la semana pasada vio casi 20.000 encuentros en el Valle del Río Grande, lo que se suma a los más de 1.000.000 de encuentros totales en lo que va de año y 330.000 en el sector del Valle del Río Grande.
“La pandemia de COVID-19 ha causado muchos desafíos en todo el país. Las comunidades fronterizas enfrentan desafíos particulares debido a la afluencia de migrantes que llegan todos los días. El Secretario del DHS debe priorizar la salud y la seguridad de los agentes fronterizos y las comunidades fronterizas para ayudarlos en esta emergencia de salud pública.” dijo el Congresista Cuéllar. “Estos agentes son la encarnación de lo que representa la Patrulla Fronteriza de los EE. UU., Una agencia federal de aplicación de la ley que tiene la tarea de proteger nuestras fronteras mientras sigue profundos códigos de profesionalismo y cuidado al interactuar con civiles y nuestra comunidad. Durante toda la pandemia, hemos apoyado y agradecido a nuestros trabajadores esenciales por sus sacrificios. Sin embargo, nuestros agentes de la patrulla fronteriza han estado sirviendo sin agradecimiento a nuestra frontera sur y procesando inmigrantes, a pesar de los peligros del virus. Si bien somos extremadamente afortunados por la vacuna que ha salvado muchas vidas, debemos priorizar la salud y el bienestar de nuestros hombres y mujeres en las comunidades azules y fronterizas.”
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Congressman Henry Cuellar is a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Previously, he served as a Texas State Representative and Texas Secretary of State.
https://cuellar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=406430