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Nearly 300 COVID-Positive Illegal Immigrants Quarantined in EL Paso Motels

People cross the Cordova of the Americas international border bridge towards El Paso, Texas, U.S. September 20, 2021. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)

The City of El Paso, Texas is currently quarantining 285 migrants who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19-positive family members, one week after federal authorities emptied the makeshift migrant camp under the international bridge in Del Rio, where thousands of Haitian migrants had amassed after illegally crossing the border.

“From the onset of the pandemic, the City has operated a non-congregate isolation and quarantine program for vulnerable populations to include homeless and migrants that are COVID positive,” said City of El Paso Strategic Communications Director Laura Cruz-Acosta in a statement to National Review

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