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Americans fear border surge is spreading COVID-19

Added 05-05-21 08:35:01am EST - “Americans, by a two-to-one margin, fear the surge of illegal immigrants breaching the country's southern border is helping spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll taken for the National Sheriffs' Association.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Americans fear border surge is spreading COVID-19”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Americans, by a two-to-one margin, fear the surge of illegal immigrants breaching the country’s southern border is helping spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll taken for the National Sheriffs’ Association.

A majority also believe the rising numbers are causing more women to be abused during their journey, and spurring more deaths by drowning or exposure to the elements.

And those living in border states were the most attuned to the dangers, according to a survey of 1,300 adults, taken by TechnoMetrica for the sheriffs.

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The sheriffs in border communities deal with the fallout from the border surge, from increasing confrontations with smugglers to rising death tolls from migrants who struggle in rough terrain or lose their footing crossing the Rio Grande.

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