A whopping 73 percent of Americans express concern about the nation’s ability to control immigrant influx along the southern border during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday.
The survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters taken Mar. 8-9, 2021, asked, “Regarding the growing number of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico, how concerned are you about the government’s ability to handle them while meeting Covid-19 protocols?”
Seventy-three percent noted concern, with 48 percent very concerned. The survey included Republicans, Democrats and independents.
The survey addressed growing concerns of COVID-19 cases among immigrants crossing America’s southern border. The Department of Homeland Services does not require testing of immigrants detained and awaiting hearings.
NBC News noted Brownsville, Texas, COVID-19 tests finding more than 100 positives cases among immigrants on Jan. 25. Immigrants were not required to quarantine after testing positive.
Even after border crossers test positive, at least in Brownsville, they are not required to quarantine. Border crossers interviewed by NBC News said they had tested positive but were planning to continue traveling throughout the U.S. interior to states like North Carolina, Maryland, and New Jersey.
The survey’s results also come as “the U.S. government announced plans to house up to 3,000 immigrant teenagers at a convention center in downtown Dallas.” The Associated Press notes, “Federal agencies will use the facility to house boys ages 15 to 17, according to the memo, which describes the soon-to-open site as a ‘decompression center.’”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a statement blasting Biden’s policies. He called it “a humanitarian crisis for unaccompanied minors coming across the border.”
The Biden administration continues to lose control over the surge of immigrants into the nation. Most Americans are concerned as they desire better leadership regarding those entering the nation.