Art Del Cueto, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council spoke with the Daily Caller about the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Cueto also claims ICE released foreign nationals into the U.S. who came through coronavirus plagued countries before entering Mexico. (ICE officials would neither confirm nor deny the claims made by Cueto in this interview but a spokesperson did issues this respsonse: “Individuals encountered along the Northern and Southern border by CBP will be returned to Mexico or Canada without delay through the nearest Port of Entry. In the event an alien cannot be returned to Mexico or Canada, CBP will work with interagency partners to secure return to the alien’s country of origin and hold the alien for the shortest time possible. For those who remain in CBP custody, CBP will, to the extent possible, keep them separated. Symptomatic individuals will be referred to CDC and placed in isolation. CBP is taking steps to prevent the further introduction of COVID-19 by the individuals it encounters. Upon initial contact in the field, each encountered is observed for any signs or symptoms of any illness.”)
Daily Caller video.