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From President Donald J. Trump:

Nearly 7,000 immigrants who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed through a Texas city that has become the epicenter of the illegal immigration surge, including more than 1,500 over the past seven days, officials said Wednesday.

The shocking revelation was tucked into a statement from the City of McAllen announcing the construction of temporary emergency shelters to help the city of 140,000 cope with the flow of immigrants that has overwhelmed existing facilities.

As The Post reported last month, asylum claimants who arrive in McAllen are processed and given a COVID-19 test before being sent to a facility called the Humanitarian Respite Center, run by the local chapter of Catholic Charities. Immigrants stay for an average of 24 hours at the center while making arrangements to travel elsewhere in the US.

Read the full article by Samuel Chamberlain with the New York Post here