1 in 20 Asylum Seekers Test Positive for COVID at US Border.

Migrants crossing the U.S. southern border and testing positive for COVID-19 are free to board buses and continue cross-country journeys into the United States, a new report has revealed. At a bus station in Brownsville, Texas, border-crossers released by U.S. Border Patrol receive a rapid COVID-19 test before boarding buses to their intended destinations throughout the United States. Destinations include Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, and even up to New Jersey. Over one in 20 have tested positive. A spokesman for the City of Brownsville confirmed they don’t have the authority to stop migrants who test positive from getting on buses