The Biden administration is effectively luring in illegal immigrants to the United States with the promise that they can get vaccinated against the Coronavirus without the worry of deportation.
According to a statement released by the Department of Homeland Security, the DHS will set up sites dedicated to vaccinating illegal immigrants and where U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will not be permitted to do their jobs.
DHS and its Federal government partners fully support equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants. It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine. DHS encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines.
DHS carries out its mission, including all areas within its COVID-19 response, without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, or other protected class, and in compliance with law and policy. Further, DHS supports the equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to all populations, including historically underserved communities.
To reach underserved and rural communities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with federal partners, will coordinate efforts to establish and support fixed facilities, pop-up or temporary vaccination sites, and mobile vaccination clinics. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not conduct enforcement operations at or near vaccine distribution sites or clinics. Consistent with ICE’s long-standing sensitive locations policy, ICE does not and will not carry out enforcement operations at or near health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities, except in the most extraordinary of circumstances.
DHS is committed to ensuring that every individual who needs a vaccine can get one, regardless of their immigration status.
America faces two issues with vaccine distribution with illegal immigrants.
Offering the vaccine to illegal immigrants consequence-free is going to inspire many more to come across the border simply to receive the vaccine and be on their way. Also, there’s no conclusive proof yet that receiving the vaccine stops you from being a carrier and transmitter of the virus.
Effectively what’s happening is that the Biden administration is prioritizing the health and safety of non-citizens over that of actual citizens by telling illegal immigrants that they’ll be given the healthcare they need and sent on to make their way into the American system without having to actually be a member of it. Those illegal immigrants who came here under the idea that they’ll be taken care of by the American system will not only go on to take jobs but possibly spread the virus around to those who haven’t been vaccinated.