Magnus, a former paramedic, sat for his confirmation hearing before the Senaat Finance Committee on Tuesday, en Sen.. Bill Cassidy, R-La., asked why migrants were not being ingeënt before being released into the U.S., especially given that federal workers are required to get shots.
“Actually I think any of those individuals – migrants coming into the country – should be immunized,” Magnus said.
Cassidy pressed on whether those people should be required to be immunized in order to be allowed in. Magnus said “that’s something I definitely want to explore,” en dit “it seems reasonable to me.”
Magnus also said during the hearing that he supports continuing the use of Title 42 to expel migrants who came from countries where COVID-19 is present.
“As a paramedic for 10 jare, public health has always been one of my top concerns,” hy het gesê.
When asked about his view on humanitarian exceptions to Title 42, Magnus admitted that he is not well versed in them and would have to become better informed before answering the question.