An immigration watchdog is disputing the claims of open-borders advocates who say illegal aliens fear showing up for coronavirus testing.
The mainstream media continues to push a narrative that illegal aliens fear coming forward to get tested for the coronavirus, and fear being deported for asking for medical assistance.
Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, says a 2017 study conducted but FAIR found no evidence to support such claims.
"These are all scare tactics, kind of tired and worn scare tactics,” Mehlman says, “that they have been using for a long time to try to convince the American public that any kind of immigration enforcement is somehow a threat to people's basic rights or a threat to public health and safety."
A global pandemic can only help make the case for protected borders, Mehlman insists.
“When you have people coming into the country illegally, under any circumstances, you don't know who they are,” he warns. “You don't know if they have communicable diseases, and that is one of the important reasons why we need to have borders that are enforced.”