Biden in favor of vaccinating illegal immigrants amid border crisis

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Minor children who tested positive for COVID-19 sit in the ground at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The Biden administration on Tuesday for the first time allowed journalists inside its main detention facility at the border for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 kids and families were crammed into pods and the youngest kept in a large play pen with mats on the floor for sleeping.(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool)

Minor children who tested positive for COVID-19 sit in the ground at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The Biden administration on Tuesday for the first time allowed journalists inside its main detention facility at the border for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 kids and families were crammed into pods and the youngest kept in a large play pen with mats on the floor for sleeping.(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool)

Minor children who tested positive for COVID-19 sit in the ground at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool)

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UPDATED 7:02 AM PT – Friday, April 2, 2021

The White House confirmed Joe Biden is in favor of vaccinating illegal immigrants amid the escalating crisis at the southern border. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed his position on the matter during Thursday’s press conference.

This clarification came after the administration was accused of releasing infected detainees into the U.S. Psaki argued instead of keeping COVID-19 positive migrants away from the general population, the administration should simply start allocating vaccination resources.

“The more people we have vaccinated, whether undocumented or not, the safer we are as a country and that’s certainly the president’s point of view,” stated the press secretary.

The White House has not yet indicated whether they will prioritize illegal immigrants over American citizens when expanding eligibility.

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