The individual reported that there was a large illegal family inside the restaurant, visibly displaying signs of sickness such as coughing and sneezing without making any efforts to cover themselves, in violation of basic health guidelines. The manager confirmed to the officer that they wanted the illegals to leave the restaurant, since everyone else inside felt “uneasy” at their presence.

Upon approaching the group, the illegals told the officer that they had been apprehended at the border by Border Patrol agents, where they tested positive for the coronavirus; nevertheless, they said they were released a few days later.

Sergeant Casas said in his statement that local law enforcement had never been informed of this development by federal immigration authorities. “No one told the city of La Joya. No one told the police department that these people were here, and no one told us that these people were possibly ill.”

The officer was then informed by the illegals that they were staying at a nearby Texas Inn & Suites. When the hotel manager was questioned, police learned that the entire hotel had been rented out exclusively for illegal aliens by the group Catholic Charities of The Rio Grande Valley, and that the hotel was rented out by the charity specifically to house illegals who test positive for the coronavirus.

“We have an understanding,” Casas explained, “based on what was told to us, that the hotel in totality has already been rented out. The information we have is that everyone that is staying in that hotel is COVID-19 positive because it’s being rented out for them.” Police eventually learned that there is an ongoing coordinated effort between federal authorities and the charity to release the illegals into the charity’s custody to stay at other hotels in the area, including La Joya and McAllen.

This development reflects the broader public health crisis that is being caused by the surge in illegal immigration across the southern border. Spurred on by then-candidate Joe Biden’s promises of amnesty and taxpayer-funded benefits for illegals, the United States has seen a record surge in illegals pouring across the border in the six months Biden has been in office.

COVID-Positive Illegal Aliens in Texas Staying in Charity-Provided Hotel, Infecting People in Restaurants

Eric Lendrum,