It was reported on Saturday that the Trump administration is looking to put limits on immigration at the southern U.S. border at an attempt to stop the spread of the Coronavirus despite the fact that Mexico has only reported three cases.
According to Reuters, “The Trump administration is considering imposing entry restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border to control the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, according to two U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials.”
Mexico is on the list along with “possible restrictions on the entry of travelers from South Korea, Italy and Japan” where there are considerably more cases being reported.
People were quick to note that Trump’s attempt to shut down the border isn’t due to the virus, but because of his xenophobic rhetoric.
EXCLUSIVE: The Trump administration is considering imposing entry restrictions at the US-Mexico border to control the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, according to two DHS officials https://t.co/B3hhd6r13b
— Ted Hesson (@tedhesson) February 29, 2020
Current count of confirmed cases in Mexico: two.
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) February 29, 2020
Wow, @realDonaldTrump's racism even extends to public health.
— Gordon Hardy (@gordonhardy) February 29, 2020
The level of ignorant evil intent involved in WH decision-making is truly remarkable.
COVID19. DOES. NOT. COME. FROM. MEXICO. MEXICO. HAS. FEWER. CASES. THAN. WE. DO.
— Constantine Singer (@ajaxsinger) February 29, 2020
— The (mostly) political account of a guy named Bill (@BraveNewTrump) February 29, 2020
I figured this would happen. The opportunist is that he is, Stephen Miller recognizes an opportunity when one shows up.
— Keith Gaspar (@Keithsnewsfeed) February 29, 2020
What about the Canada-US border? If this was just about Coronavirus they'd be closing that too, since there are more cases in Canada right now than south of the border.
— East2West (@CarolynEast2) February 29, 2020
That isn’t where…..oh what’s the point.
— GossipGirlInChicago (@haleyjennyc) February 29, 2020
Next week: “Tax cuts for the wealthy prevent coronavirus and so we are giving tax cuts to the wealthy”
— Attorney@Law (@TheGlare_TM) February 29, 2020
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