Brett Samuels, The Hill, March 22, 2020
President Trump on Sunday said undocumented immigrants should be able to get tested for coronavirus without fear of arrest or deportation.
“The answer is yes, we will do those tests,” Trump said during a White House briefing.
“You could say illegal alien, you could say illegal immigrant, you could say whatever you want to use your definition of what you’er talking about… Yes we will test that person,” he continued. “Because I think it’s important we test that person, and we don’t’ want to send that person back into wherever we’re going to be sending that person.”
Vice President Pence noted at the briefing that Customs and Border Protection issued guidance that agents will not target emergency rooms or health clinics in search of undocumented immigrants, barring extraordinary circumstances.