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While American children continue to suffer from online classes imposed by the lockdowns, unaccompanied migrant children will have the privilege of in-person classes, despite having a sky-high rate of COVID-19 infections.
Teachers in San Diego have given up their vacation time to volunteer at these migrant centers and teach there, a San Diego Unified School District spokeswoman revealed to Fox News.
“Some of our educators have volunteered to give up their spring break time to help hundreds of teenagers who are sheltering in our city, far from their families and, in some cases, thousands of miles from home,” she said.
“Our teachers have volunteered to help because caring for children is fundamental to who they are as human beings,” she added. “The power of their example should inspire us all, and we hope many others will be inspired to show these children that we are a compassionate community.”
Flexibility in regulations concerning the pandemic has been a common treatment given to migrants. While Americans continue to be affected by the confinements, suffering psychological and emotional problems, those recently brought into the country have been released by authorities, specifically in Brownsville, Texas. The problem is that these same migrants have tested positive for COVID-19.
Migrant children with Covid-19
The cages for immigrants created by Barack Obama, became places of overcrowding thanks to the immigration crisis caused by Joe Biden. Nearly 700 migrant children were unaccompanied and 82 tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Recently, San Diego County, with a population of more than 3 million, reported that more than 1,800 new cases were reported last week. However, none of these migrant children required hospitalization.
Brownsville authorities decided to start testing migrants for coronavirus in late January. Since then, 108 of them tested positive, representing 6.3% of those tested. The seriousness of this is that the city authorities do not have the power to detain the migrants, but can simply recommend that they voluntarily make quarantine. The only help they can receive comes from some NGOs that have only been able to provide limited assistance.
Rafael Valera, Venezuelan, student of Political Science, political exile in São Paulo, Brazil since 2017 // Rafael Valera, venezolano, es estudiante de Ciencias Políticas y exiliado político en São Paulo, Brasil desde 2017