House Democrats rejected a plan to require COVID vaccinations for immigrants entering the United States despite President Biden mandating American citizens to have one of the three available vaccines.
Last week, Biden ordered the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed a rule that would require all private companies with more than 100 employees to mandate the vaccine or weekly coronavirus would be required.
Biden also ordered the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to require all health care workers at facilities receiving federal Medicare or Medicaid funding to be vaccinated.
However, as reported by Breitbart News, Biden has not required the same vaccine requirements on border crossers, illegal aliens, legal immigrants, or Afghan refugees arriving in the U.S.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) proposed an amendment during the Democrat’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation that would require foreign nationals in the U.S. that are seeking to adjust their immigration status to remain in the U.S. be required to be vaccinated against COVID.
Every Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee opposed the vaccine mandate for immigrants, while every Republican supported the measure.
Those Democrats include:
Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Theodore Deutch (D-FL), Karen Bass (D-CA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), David Cicilline (D-RI), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Val Demings (D-FL), Luis Correa (D-CA), Mary Scanlon (D-PA), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Greg Stanton (D-AZ), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Mondaire Jones (D-NY), Deborah Ross (D-NC), Cori Bush (D-MO)
“The American people are more than aware that President Biden is mandating vaccines for Americans while exempting those illegally flooding our borders and being released into our communities without notice,” Issa said. “And they want the hypocrisy to end.”
The lack of vaccine requirements for Afghans specifically arriving in Biden’s massive resettlement operation comes as outbreaks of measles and coronavirus have occurred in the U.S. military bases housing the refugees.
Democrats also rejected amendments that would have stripped amnesty for illegals from the budget reconciliation this week. They even opened amnesty to illegal aliens who are registered sex offenders, gang members and convicted of drunk driving.