Biden Considering Stricter COVID Restrictions On Florida & Domestic Travel Than At Our Borders

Biden is considering restrictions on domestic travel that would be stricter than the policy that he is enforcing at our borders. 

Citing new coronavirus mutations Biden is thinking about placing restrictions on domestic travel in places like Florida. 

“This is a war and we’re at battle with the virus. War is messy and unpredictable, and all options are on the table,” an anonymous White House official told the Miami Herald, singling out Florida, where a third of all strains of the U.K. variant found in the U.S. has been identified.

However, according to science, the vaccines hold up well against the new mutations and there has been almost minimal rates of reinfection from the plus 25 million Americans that have gotten the virus. 

On the same day the Miami Herald reported on the possibility of restrictions to the Sunshine state they also reported that COVID case are dropping along with dramatic dips in positivity. Florida’s positivity rate is (at the time of this post) 6.5% which is lower than Pennsylvania, California, or New York. 

What is somewhat comical is what an anonymous Democrat operative who’s worked in Florida told The Politico about what would happen if Biden did impose restrictions on Florida.

Any attempt to restrict or lock down Florida by the federal government would be an attack on our state, done purely for political purposes,” DeSantis said at a press conference in Port Charlotte, Fla responding to Biden possibly imposing restrictions. “I think it would be unconstitutional, it would be unwise and it would be unjust,” he added.

Matter of fact despite these mutations cases are dropping around the country, February has seen the lowest amount of cases in months. 

What’s more alarming is that any restriction Biden is considering would be stricter than his policy at the border. Recently, the New York Times reported that illegal entrants in Texas are not being tested for COVID by federal authorities unless they show symptoms. They are then not returned to their home country and released into the community. 

From the New York Times: 

Health authorities in San Diego have ruled that those crossing into California must remain at the hotel for 10 days before being allowed to go onward. There is no similar quarantine requirement in Texas for migrants who arrive with no coronavirus symptoms, according to volunteers working with the migrants; there, they said, those released by Border Patrol are being allowed to board buses and travel to other destinations.

We are in the middle of a public health crisis and Biden is just letting people into the community that have crossed the border illegally. But, he’s more than willing to put restrictions on a state like Florida that has done a tremendous job dealing with the virus and is seeing a drop in cases. 

Miami Herald | The Federalist