HILDAGO COUNTY, TX – COVID-19 is on the rise in America, especially in the deep south. While the federal government is blaming unvaccinated “Republicans”, the nation is ignoring the thousands of COVID-19 infected migrants being pushed through the U.S. – Mexico border.
The situation in border states is so bad that one police department has issued a public health warning about undocumented immigrants being released into their town by the federal government because they were thrown out of government holding facilities after being tested positive for COVID-19.
Nobody is talking about the effect Joe Biden’s open border policy is having on America’s COVID-19 third wave. It’s not relevant. It’s not a talking point, but it’s starting to make Americans sick…and even killing some.
In LaJoya Texas, the staff at Whataburger called the police because an immigrant family was inside their restaurant coughing and sneezing, exhibiting obvious signs of COVID-19 infection. When police arrived at the restaurant in the small Rio Grande riverside town the officer soon found out that they were released from government custody because they had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
It turns out, Border Patrol is quarantining infected migrants in area hotels and then putting them into the custody of Catholic Charities who then put them up in hotels in the McAllen area.
On July 26, 2021, a La Joya Police Department Officer was waved down by a concerned citizen at the Whataburger located at 450 E. US-83, La Joya, TX 78560.
The citizen explained to the Officer that she had observed a family group that were not being observant of proper health guidelines. She stated that the family was coughing and sneezing without covering their mouths and were not wearing face masks.
The Officer was also told by Whataburger management that they wanted the people to leave the establishment due to their disregard to other people’s health.
The Officer approached the family and was told by them that they had been apprehended by Border Patrol days prior and were released because they were sick with Covid-19.
It was also learned that the family was housed at the Texas Inn Hotel located at 612 E. Expressway 83 La Joya Tx. 78560, by a charity group.
Officers made contact with Hotel management who explained that Catholic Charities of The Rio Grande Valley had booked all the rooms in the hotel to house undocumented immigrants that were detained By the Border Patrol.
Officers also observed that a group of 20 to 30 people staying at the hotel were out and about the majority without face masks.
It was also learned that people being detained by Border Patrol that showed symptoms of illness or were positive for Covid -19 were being quarantined by the agency and then later they were given custody to Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to be placed in hotels in the McAllen area as well as La Joya.
Upon receiving all these information officers contacted Hidalgo County Health and Human Services for assistance. Officers were told that the agency would look into the matter.
We want to inform the public about the current situation we have encountered and ask that the citizens of La Joya to exercise social distancing measures and that they please use face masks in order to prevent the spread of Covid -19 or its variants.
La Joya Police Department has been assisting Border Patrol in the apprehension of hundreds of people crossing through the cities jurisdiction and the flow of undocumented immigrants does not show any signs of slowing down.
Border Patrol informed La Joya Police Department that on July 25, 2021, that they have surpassed 1 million apprehensions in the month of June.
We also want to add Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley did not inform the La Joya Police Department that people that had symptoms or were sick with Covid-19 were going to be placed in the Texas Inn Hotel.