Federal Vaccination Mandate Does Not Include This Group
U.S. President Joe Biden’s sweeping plan which is likely to force as many as 100 million Americans to take the COVID-19 jab or lose their livelihoods has left out illegal immigrants, a high-risk group for Covid-19 infections which have entered the U.S. with little oversight.
Together with federal workers, individuals employed at large companies — those with more than 100 workers –— were told by the Biden regime to get vaccinated, submit to weekly COVID-19 tests, or risk being fired. Unlike the American workers who happen to fall into either of these categories, though, illegal immigrants held in federal detention facilities still have a choice whether they take the jab or not.
This, despite the fact that 18 percent of illegal migrant families and 20 percent of unaccompanied minors test positive for SARS-Cov-2 upon being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Data from the Department of Homeland Security indicates that at least 173,000 illegal immigrants have been released into U.S. during the first six months of Biden’s presidency. Many more are believed to have crossed the border into the U.S. without being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol.
Last week, a Fox News reporter asked White House Press Secrtary Jen Psaki why illegal migrants are not subject to vaccine mandates.
DoPeter Doocy said, “Vaccines are required for people at a business with more than 100 people. It is not a requirement for migrants at the border. Why?”
“That’s correct,” Psaki responded to the question without answering it.
An estimated 30 percent of all migrants in detention facilities are refusing to be vaccinated, and they have the legal right to do so.
In addition to illegal migrants, members of Congress will also be exempt from any vaccine mandates.
Earlier this month, when announcing the roll-out of the nationwide mandate, Biden said: “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. While America is in much better shape than it was seven months ago when I took office, I need to tell you a second fact: We’re in a tough stretch and it could last for a while.”
Among the 100 million American workers expected to be affected by the mandate are 17 million healthcare workers who’re employed at medical facilities which receive Medicaid or Medicare. Following Biden’s announcement, the American Hospital Association warned that the new mandate could exacerbate massive workforce shortages that are already present in hospitals throughout the country.
A survey among nurses in the state of Ohio released earlier this month seems to suggest that the American Hospital Association’s fears could very well be justified. The survey, carried out immediately after Biden announced the vaccine mandate rollout, revealed that 30 percent of UC Medical Center nurses said they would likely quit before complying with the mandate.
In addition to that, a hospital in upstate New York recently announced that it would have to stop delivering babies after Sept. 24, as a result of 30 workers in the maternity ward, 20 of whom held crucial clinical roles like registered nurses, therapists, and technicians, having resigned over the state’s vaccine mandate.
Medical professionals are not the only American workers who are concerned about mandates. In fact, a nationwide poll that was carried out by Morning Consult before Biden’s announcement showed that nearly one in five Americans say they’re ready to quit their jobs over vaccine, mask, or testing requirements.
Police and firefighter unions are perhaps the most ardently opposed to Biden and local official’s vaccine requirements, arguing that the mandates go against America’s core principles of freedom.
One union that represents the interests of 30,000 federal law enforcement officers recently announced its staunch opposition to Biden’s vaccine requirements for the federal workforce, arguing that it “villainizes employees” for having concerns.
“This executive order villainizes employees for reasonable concerns and hesitancies and inserts the federal government into individual medical decisions,’ Larry Cosme, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA),” said in a statement.
“People should not be made to feel uncomfortable for making a reasonable medical choice,” he added.