Rio Grande Valley immigration personnel have COVID concerns as they prepare to handle a new influx of caravan immigrants. KRGV reported Monday that Valley Border Patrol spokesperson Agent Christian Alvarez says more agents haven’t been vaccinated than those who have. He says all who cross the border will be medically screened.
Those with signs of COVID-19 will first go to a medical facility before going to a Donna holding facility for asylum seeking processing. STHS Edinburg Children’s Hospital’s Lily Ricketts says Border agents who are certified for EMS and EMT qualify now to get vaccinated.