August 18, 2022

COVID Hypocrisy at the White House

Adriana Cohen is off this week. The following column is by Betsy McCaughey.

Biden administration health official Rochelle Walensky announced Monday that vaccinated Americans can visit with others who are vaccinated in small groups at home. But when Walensky was asked about visiting grandchildren, she said no, unless the kids are local. Even vaccinated people must avoid traveling. “Every time there’s a surge in travel, we have a surge in cases in this country.”

The Biden administration is making one exception. It’s OK to wade across the Rio Grande River and enter the U.S. illegally. Even if you have COVID-19, you can get on a bus in a Texas border town and travel to any part of the U.S., including New York, Baltimore, Miami and Los Angeles. Never mind how far and wide COVID-infected migrants spread the virus as they fan out.

On the travel question, the double standard is mind-boggling. It’s no to Grandma, but OK for illegal immigrants.

Since Joe Biden took office, he’s rapidly dismantled Trump administration policies that kept migrants in Mexico during the pandemic. Some 100,000 migrants surrendered to U.S. border officials in February, up from 78,000 in January. It’s likely to reach 1 million overall in 2021, if the trend continues.

Some single adults are sent back to Mexico, but families are permitted to stay. After a few days of processing in a detention center, they’re given documents to travel and released into a Texas border town. There, nonprofits like Catholic Charities help them get food and bus tickets to anywhere in the U.S.

Here’s the hitch. The federal government refuses to test migrants before release unless they’re visibly sick, even though COVID-19 continues to rage in Mexico. Biden’s press spokesperson, Jen Psaki, explained that the administration considers testing a state or local responsibility.

As if not knowing migrants are spreading the disease absolves the Biden administration of any culpability. Sorry, that’s ridiculous.

Some cities, like Brownsville and El Paso, are using rapid tests to identify migrants with the virus. Others cities do not. But either way, city officials explain they have no authority to stop infected migrants from traveling. In Texas, only the feds can do that.

When Brownsville officials tested migrants last month, over 6% tested positive. Some were willing to quarantine at local hotels paid for by charities, but many boarded busses for other parts of the country.

Six percent sounds small, but 6% of 1 million migrants adds up to 60,000 — a steady stream of spreaders being knowingly dispersed throughout the nation.

And exposing bus riders en route. Last week, Greyhound CEO David Leach demanded an assurance from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that undocumented migrants boarding busses in Texas have tested negative. So far, no answer.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has put the brakes on Americans returning to normal life. Anthony Fauci is warning this is no time to relax. Biden accused the governor of Texas of “neanderthal thinking” for ending the mask mandate. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns Americans “to avoid all travel” to Guatemala and other Central American countries.

Yet, when it comes to illegal border crossings, any mention of disease threat is slammed as racist. What hypocrisy.

Travelers flying into the U.S. must have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding, and another negative test is recommended after landing. But illegal immigrants get a free pass to bring the coronavirus to a bus terminal near you.

Why is this happening? The White House is being taken over by minority advocacy groups who get what they demand, no matter how extreme. Instead of working with Congress and being forced to hear about the dangers of open borders, Biden issues executive orders, shutting out any debate.

Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, whose district runs along the border, warned that White House officials “should not only listen to the immigration advocates and activists,” but also to the public affected by open border policies. The facts prove they’re dangerous to our health.

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and author of “The Next Pandemic,” available at Contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey. To find out more about Betsy McCaughey and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at


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John (@guest_1174057)
1 year ago

The Democrats including Joe are busy pushing God given freedoms on illegal aliens while they stamp all over ours. So who in the hell are they working for? Let them pay them…I’m tired of it.

Pollty (@guest_1174075)
Reply to  John
1 year ago

They work for satan

jjofaz (@guest_1174069)
1 year ago

Round up all the immigrants and put them on buses east. Make sure all the buses are one ways to DC. Non stop to the White House. Biden will be more than happy to sponsor all of them. They are HIS invited guests. The overflow can be sent to his home in Delaware.

Pollty (@guest_1174076)
Reply to  jjofaz
1 year ago

All the democrats should be responsible for them.

Roberta King (@guest_1174118)
Reply to  Pollty
1 year ago

E-X-A-C-T-L-Y!!! I, as a republican, did not vote or support opening the southern border. The democrats wanted the immigrants, the democrats should be the ones paying for all their expenses! Bus them to democrat states!!! . . . and keep them there. Outcome. . . most of those democrat states would vote republican in a New York second in the next election!
Mic drop!!!

Mildred Blackburn (@guest_1174228)
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1 year ago


Susan Meyer (@guest_1174099)
1 year ago

And according to the Democrats, President Trump did nothing good. People, the Democrats are trying to kill us all. Will it be too late to turn things around in 2022. I don’t know, but if you love America half as much as I do, every one of you needs to vote Republican in 2022 (Do not include RINOS). Our country depends on it!!!!

Dennis Suhr (@guest_1174103)
1 year ago

NO ILLEGALS should have been allowed to enter America ! All borders should have been maaned with armed offiders, civilians and who ever this nation could concsirpt to stop all illegals at the Border ! This would have happened if there was a real interst in America !
I am a 35 year military retiree who is sick to deathe of the Nations stupidity !!

Jan (@guest_1176284)
Reply to  Dennis Suhr
1 year ago

I agree! What can we do as average citizens to stop this?

Samuel Meachem (@guest_1174142)
1 year ago

He has the gall and audacity to call the Governor of Neanderthal thinking. Even a Neanderthal has more though about opening the border during a Pandemic. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. Don’t let them in, especially now. He should be accused of murder in the 1st degree for letting them in, everytime somebody dies from Covid, since his inauguration. And his staff is just as guilty for that. Democrats, in general, should all be tried with Treason as well.

Riet (@guest_1174148)
1 year ago

This is typical of the Democrats demanding we get the Covid-19 shots then limiting those who are vaccinated travel. Then allowing immigrants across our borders to spread COVID and criminal activities. But that’s their plan to have those immigrants to vote for them and destroy America. Disgusting.

Gary m (@guest_1174157)
1 year ago

Get rid of Friar Fauci and you get rid of the lefts strangle hold on power, Big Tech and MSM would not like that.

Gary m (@guest_1174158)
1 year ago

What Biden has done is irresponsible, and a detriment to the country, and the people. He has opened the border to, not just to illegals he has exposed the people to a reemergence of the corona virus, as well as illegal drugs, human trafficking, and all kinds of criminal activity. He is irresponsible and has no business in the position he is in. He is putting the country and the people in grave danger, and needs to be removed from office, we know that he is mentally challenged. Anybody that can not see this is either not looking or does not care.

Gary m (@guest_1174159)
1 year ago

Well with Democrats in control of everything in the federal government, you can’t.
The only thing that I can think of which I am not sure of, would be an emergency meeting of the COS ( Convention Of States ). I know that it is not in the constitution, but this is not a normal situation, with the Democrats in charge of all three branches of government. So! as the Democrats would do, as they did when they impeached Trump, change the rules. And as they did in the 2020 election, change the rules. Use the COS as a way to put pressure on the Democrats, to force Biden to under go a physical and mental exam. Just a thought, worth a try, maybe?
No conformity and a Forth of July. So Joe!
If you can’t handle it go back to your basement.

Gary m (@guest_1174161)
1 year ago

What military leaders, he has replaced them all with one star partisan comedians. He thinks that he can laugh the enemy to death, with Democrat jokes???

Carol Greene (@guest_1174185)
1 year ago

Where do you think all that stimulus money is going. Its all in the plan. Bring all these illegals in and set them up for free housing, free education, free health care and then Vote democrat!!! And we pay the bill.

Laura (@guest_1174187)
1 year ago

Give them all a free ride to Joe Biden’s, Kamala Harris’s and Nancy Pelosi’s homes. I’m sure they will welcome them with open arms. I’ve never seen so many IDIOTS in one place! What will Pelosi do next, try to take our knives, she’s already working on taking our guns. Sure hope if someone’s trying to get in my house to do harm to my family, I have enough time to run to the kitchen and get my iron skillet. Oops, there goes the iron skillets.

Gary m (@guest_1174193)
1 year ago

All I can say is if Biden does not like the way a Neanderthal thinks, then he should quit hiring them. Case in point Jen Psaki, if she circles back any more I will be getting dizzy.

Billy (@guest_1174197)
1 year ago

If you enjoy Communism it’s here now thanks to Biden and the Democratic (communist ) Party Hope you have enjoyed the last of your freedoms.

Joe B (not Biden) (@guest_1174384)
1 year ago

what you don’t understand is AMERICANS are practicing good common sense by wearing a mask, getting vaccinated and putting an end to the Pandemic. Once the Pandemic is over the Orwellian rule of Big Brother Joe the BOZO and his pet dog Fauci will be over. By allowing the illegals to enter and spread far and wide throughout the country we may never see an end to this pandemic. It will make his lying speech come true and have more deaths than WWI WWII, Vietnam and 9/11 combined. After all the Demorats can’t have their President BOZO JOE being called a liar. What a disgusting group of Neanderthal politician we have in power. VOTE MAGA, we really need it!!!

Connie (@guest_1174473)
1 year ago

This administration has not been able to get anything right. NOW they want to tell us what we can and cannot do. We live in a free country not a dictatorship.

Truthfully I think they should open everything up 100% and start letting people do what they feel they need to do. I think most of us will think long and hard about not wearing a mask, traveling and gathering in large groups.



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