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The Plague Invasion at the Border Is Just GOP Propaganda

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For as long as there have been immigrants and refugees coming to the United States, there have been those who tried to keep them out by labeling them as diseased, infected or ailing.

Today, Republicans—including those concerned that the white population of the U.S. is declining, while the Latino population continues to grow—are using fear of COVID-19 and the Delta variant as an excuse to keep out refugees from Central America and to shift blame for the rapidly rising infection and hospitalization rates in red states where Republican leaders have resisted basic public-health measures.

It’s ghoulish work, but Republicans with an eye on the mid-term elections next year are up to the task.

Sen. Ted Cruz recently told Fox News that President Biden was “trying to play politics with the pandemic” by issuing COVID mandates “while he releases COVID-positive immigrants by the thousands into the state of Texas.” Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott also went on the GOP’s favorite propaganda channel to accuse the Biden administration of “allowing (a) free pass into the United States of people with a high probability of COVID, and then spreading that COVID in our communities.”

Even outsiders are getting into the........

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