The Rage Hypocrisy Over Texas's Reopening

Progressives are quiet about the catch-and-release of hundreds of untested illegal entrants and asylum-seekers who then board transportation to travel throughout the U.S.

Progressive pundits enraged over Texas’s CDC-guided reopening have remained silent on the newly-reinstated “catch and release” policy of hundreds of untested illegal entrants.

The Biden administration has revived the so-called “catch and release” system when it comes to dealing with illegal immigrants at the southern border.

President Biden on Tuesday signed an executive order revoking former President Donald Trump’s ending of the controversial practice — which allows undocumented migrants to remain in the US while awaiting immigration proceedings.

Volunteers must rush to test the illegal entrants before they board transportation and travel throughout the country:

McAllen Mayor Jim Darling on Tuesday told Border Report that city officials met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, who told them last week that family units — undocumented migrants traveling with children who cross into South Texas — are now being paroled into the United States as they await their asylum proceedings. This is what occurred during previous border security apprehensions known as “catch and release,” when migrants were allowed to remain in the United States during their immigration proceedings however many years that may take.

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Darling and others who help migrants in South Texas say they expect to see many more migrants in need of assistance very soon, and there are concerns that not all are being tested for COVID-19 before they travel elsewhere in the United States.

In Brownsville alone, city officials discovered over a hundred positive cases in just one week:

The city of Brownsville administers these rapid tests at the bus station, after migrant families are released by the Border Patrol. A spokesperson for Brownsville confirmed that, since they began doing these tests Jan. 25, 108 migrants have tested positive for Covid-19, which is 6.3 percent of those who took the test.

Reformed drunk driver Robert “Beto” O’Rourke stopped playing “Wonderwall” in his furry band long enough to utter some unimpressively asinine half-thought:

“They literally want to sacrifice the lives of our fellow Texans for, I don’t know, for political gain, to satisfy certain powerful interests within the state, and, and this isn’t hyperbole,” he said hyperbolically.

If you want to discuss “sacrificing lives” we could revisit this post of all the lives adversely effected or sacrificed for lockdown precautionary measures. We could discuss the businesses and livelihoods sacrificed — or, the lives of our teenagers, pre-teens, and young children impacted as they fall almost a full year behind in academics and miss major life milestones as not every school is reopened, conflicting with CDC recommendations. My guess is that O’Rourke doesn’t want to talk about the impact that releasing untested and infected illegal entrants has on the lives of border residents.

Nor does this guy named Kevin, in response to my pointing out Brownsville’s struggle with catch and release:

It’s a stupid response to the observed hypocrisy of those raging about Texas’s reopening yet silent on Covid-positive illegal entrants traveling freezing throughout the country due to catch-and-release. Also, because super-white Kevin from Utah clearly has never been to the border, there are “brown people” living in towns like McAllen and Brownsville who likely oppose a free-for-all release of untested illegal entrants into their communities, too.

Either the pandemic is a concern terrifying enough to close businesses forever; rob a year of life from children; set schools back a year; enforce policies that cause drug and alcohol abuse rates, anxiety percentages, suicide, and abuse to skyrocket; terrifying enough to hysterically invoke rhetoric like “They literally want to sacrifice the lives of our fellow Texans” — or it’s not.

O’Rourke and other Democrats haven’t expressed any hysteria over releasing often untested and/or coronavirus-positive illegal entrants and asylum-seekers into the country. In fact, they haven’t said a word.

I thought they were concerned about the pandemic and the lives affected?