- The flu outbreak at a San Diegan migrant shelter has worsened with 22 new cases reported of people with either the flu or flu-like symptoms.
- Since May 19, illegal immigrants with the flu in San Diego stands at 81 and 24 new cases were reported on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Per reports, “82 people (33 families) have been quarantined at local hotels.”
- The flu cases have been traced back to the McAllen, TX, facility where about 8,000 illegals are being held, which is twice the facility’s capacity.
- Per a news affiliate: “Federal officials shut down the Texas facility for cleaning after the outbreak and began moving the detainees to San Diego.”
- Since December 2018, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 200,000 immigrants to various U.S. cities.
- Per reports: “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has historically ensured that families had travel plans before releasing them, but last year it shortened custody stays in response to the growing numbers of arrivals from Mexico.”
- Additionally, “they began dropping migrants off in cities along the border at burgeoning shelters and bus stations.”