“Without stronger measures in place, DHS is putting its workforce, support staff, comunidades, and migrants at greater risk for contracting the virus. We acknowledge the difficulty balancing protective measures with the primary mission of securing the border. sin embargo, DHS must be prepared to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” de acuerdo a the report.
The report also asserts that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), which falls under DHS, “is not able to maintain proper physical distancing in holding facilities due to the current number of migrants illegally entering the United States.”
Another problem is that mask protocols that are not being followed by migrants. The report states, “Migrants are constantly reminded of COVID-19 risk but choose not to social distance or wear provided masks.”