Feb 12 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and his colleagues sent a letter urging President Biden to reassess and reverse his executive actions on immigration, which have led to increased illegal border crossings by unvetted and unvaccinated illegal immigrants in the middle of a pandemic.
“As we write this letter, main streets across America are shuttered, millions of parents can’t go to work, and children are kept from school,” wrote the Senators. “In a nation where everything seems closed, our border is now open. In violation of the law and common sense, your administration is allowing large numbers of unvetted and likely unvaccinated illegal aliens to enter our nation.”
The Senators continued, “This is the beginning of what could rapidly turn into a public health and humanitarian disaster. If illegal immigration continues to surge as a result of your policies, our detention facilities will be overwhelmed and pandemic precautions would be difficult or impossible to maintain. Not only would this greatly endanger the American public, but the migrants themselves would face increased potential for viral spread.”
“You have mentioned many times that this virus, which has already claimed the lives of over 465,000 Americans, will get worse before it gets better,” the Senators finished. “If that is true, we can’t afford for you to create a crisis at the border or cause an increase in COVID-19 cases due to increased illegal immigration. We urge you to quickly reassess and rescind your administration’s reckless immigration actions and focus instead on protecting the American people. Open our economy and our schools, not our border.”
Read the full letter here.