Skip to comments."Exporting the virus": Migrants deported by U.S. make up 20% of Guatemala's coronavirus cases
Posted on 04/27/2020 5:52:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
When it unveiled an unprecedented order last month to swiftly expel virtually all unauthorized migrants from the U.S. southern border, the Trump administration said potentially infected foreigners could spread the coronavirus in the U.S., prompt outbreaks in immigration jails and strain public health resources along border communities.
But in a paradoxical twist, Guatemala, the largest source of migration to the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years, fears the U.S. is exporting the virus there through its deportation policy.
At least 99 migrants recently deported to Guatemala by the U.S. have tested positive for coronavirus as of Sunday, according to the nation's public health ministry. Deportees from the U.S. make up nearly 20% of the 500 coronavirus cases in Guatemala, which has had 15 pandemic-related deaths.
"I do believe that the U.S. is exporting the virus," California Representative Norma Torres, the sole Central American in Congress and an immigrant from Guatemala, told CBS News.
The cases among deported migrants have alarmed the public in Guatemala and its U.S.-aligned government, which indefinitely suspended deportation flights from the U.S. earlier this month. Guatemala's government, which has allowed two "humanitarian" flights in the past two weeks to receive repatriated children and families, has said it will only permit the resumption of regular deportation flights once the U.S. improves its screening protocols.
Experts and advocates warn that continued deportations from the U.S., the global epicenter of the pandemic, would pose a major threat to Guatemala, a developing country with rampant economic and public health inequities that has relatively few coronavirus cases.
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US infects central America
Let me guess, CBS “News” has never mentioned the fact that the Chinese government closed down Wuhan and restricted travel internally from Wuhan, but allowed people from Wuhan to travel internationally. I wonder how many cases the Chinese government “exported”...
Note the person who wrote the article and you’ll have your answer.
My great grandparents went through Ellis Island. If you were sick you were sent back home. The concept was to protect US citizens. These were legal immigrants. I have no empathy for illegal immigrants.
Cannot be responsible, ask China for money and don’t break US law.
I wonder if anyone gives a crap about Central America EXPORTING VIOLENT GANG BANGERS to the USA, like MS13??? Or is that Racist to ask?
Ah, media “logic”.
We kick out folks who have no right to be here back to their own countries and it’s our fault that they are infected?
Folks, sooner or later we will have to rise up against the media.
And rise up does not mean to fart in their general direction.
And the other deportees were all rocket brain surgeons, that we so desperately need, right?
I guess it is acceptable for those infected to spread the virus in the US?
They aren’t “migrants” they are Guatemalans and hence they belong in Guatemala.
So, we are supposed to take in diseased illegals who are not going to be Americans, don’t want to be Americans, and want to destroy this country?
They are your citizens NOT ours. Life is full of disappointments. This is one of them.
and 80% are local
if they had never come here in the first place this would not be happening. Not USA fault but each individual’s fault for coming here as they did illegally..
Guatemala can quarantine the arrivals if they are concerned. Or they can let virus run its course and let the bleeding heart US liberals blame the US.
No sympathy here. Guatemala should not send their people here illegally. Deport the rest before they get sick too. No exceptions.
POST #4- Solid suggestion.
Know the author, the author’s area of interest, and theme of prior articles....
shouldn’t have been here in the first place.
Well now I feel terrible. I chased a burgled out of my house last night and never considered that he might be infected and now he could be spreading the virus.
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