White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki dismissed a query from Fox Information’ Peter Doocy on why American companies with 100 or extra workers are required to vaccinate staff however migrants on the southern border aren’t required to vaccinate.
“Our goal is to get as many individuals vaccinated as humanly doable,” Psaki instructed Doocy when requested why unlawful immigrants aren’t being vaccinated however American staff can be pressured to underneath President Biden’s mandate. “The president’s announcement yesterday was an effort to empower companies to offer companies the instruments to guard their workforces. That’s precisely what we did.”
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Doocy then pressed Psaki once more saying, “Vaccines are required for “individuals at a enterprise with greater than 100 individuals. It’s not a requirement for migrants on the border. Why?”
“That’s appropriate,” Psaki responded.
About 30% of immigrants held at federal detention amenities are refusing to be vaccinated, they usually have the choice to refuse.
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In the meantime, greater than 18% of migrant households who just lately crossed the border examined constructive for COVID earlier than being launched by Border Patrol. One other 20% of unaccompanied minors examined constructive for the virus.
Biden’s new guidelines for employers with over 100 workers can be issued by way of the Labor Division, the president mentioned. The president additionally threatened hefty fines for employers that fail to adjust to the mandate.
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“We’ve got the instruments to fight the virus if we come collectively to make use of these instruments,” Biden mentioned.
Fox Information’ Michael Lee contributed to this report