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EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Send Letter To DHS Secretary About COVID-19 Positive Illegal Immigrants Being Bused To NC

March 11, 2021
In The News

Republican North Carolina Reps. Dan Bishop and Richard Hudson are sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding answers on why illegal immigrants reportedly testing positive for COVID-19 are allowed to seek asylum in the U.S., specifically their state.

The Daily Caller first obtained the letter Bishop and Hudson will send Thursday, which references reports that illegal immigrants have been waiting to be transferred from Texas to North Carolina, New Jersey and Maryland. The two North Carolina Republicans questioned the Biden administration’s immigration policies, asking why illegal immigrants are reportedly being put on charter busses to go to their state.

Eva Orellana, a 29-year-old illegal immigrant from Honduras who tested positive for COVID-19, told NBC News she was going to take a bus to North Carolina with her 3-year-old daughter.

“On the way, we were wearing a mask all the time, gel, washing our hands,” Orellana said. “Really, I don’t feel anything.”

Hudson and Bishop also asked Mayorkas if the DHS used taxpayer money to bus the illegal immigrants to North Carolina, among other questions. The letter was signed by all North Carolina Republicans in the House. As of March 10, the 7-day average fell to 3.7% positive, the lowest level since October 2020. Republicans fear these policies could cause a spike in the numbers.