Republican Mayor Javier Villalobos — a Hispanic who represents, McAllen, Texas — is unloading on the Biden administration over its handling of the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
During an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Villalobos revealed he has built an isolation camp to protect his city because of the COVID-19 infection rate among illegals aliens.
“We had to make an emergency decision to put up tents,” Villalobos said.
He said Catholic Charities, which have been housing illegal immigrants that Border Patrol has been busing into the city and releasing after they’ve been processed, “couldn’t handle it anymore.”
“We shouldn’t and we cannot let all the immigrants roam around our city, especially with the high COVID rate,” Villalobos said.
“It used to be 4, 5, 6 percent. It’s over, in excess of, 16 percent positive. We have to protect our citizens,” he added.
“Last week, we had to do a temporary facility right here in McAllen because the — it’s done a capacity of 1200 and that’s it. We have to take emergency action otherwise 200 plus possibly positive immigrants released into McAllen, we couldn’t do that,” he said.
“Yes, we did — we built a couple of tents the next day moved them to what you just saw in Mission, Texas. So we have an issue now, we have thousands of people in donna. You go to the west, and now we have mission and then you go to the south and we have this. And we do have a mess,” Villalobos continued.
“We need everything. That’s why we filed a disaster declaration because we cannot be doing a federal job. This is not our responsibility, we’re trying to keep our people safe. We filed a declaration, we need funds from the state or the federal government to do what they’re not doing, and that kind of anger us because it’s a callous disregard to have the border patrol just drop off the immigrants in downtown McAllen,” he said.
“Now, we love our border patrol, we know it’s not their fault and we know where the direction comes from and that’s where we place blame. Neil: hang in there, mayor. You’ve had your hands full,” he concluded.
Last week, a reporter for Fox News is revealing that thousands of COVID-positive illegal aliens have been released in McAllen, Texas.
NEW: The city of McAllen, TX says the federal government has released over 7,000 COVID positive migrants into their city since February, including over 1,500 new infected migrants in just the *last week alone*. A local state of disaster in McAllen has been declared. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 4, 2021
“NEW: The city of McAllen, TX says the federal government has released over 7,000 COVID positive migrants into their city since February, including over 1,500 new infected migrants in just the *last week alone*. A local state of disaster in McAllen has been declared,” Bill Melugin wrote.