On December 16, 2020 a stash house for illegal immigrants was shut down in Laredo, Texas. 17 people were discovered in a single house.

None of the individuals were wearing any personal protective equipment. All of the individuals were medically screened and taken into custody pending investigation. They were determined to be illegally in the United States and from the country of Mexico.

Despite a noted increase in COVID-19 infections among detainees, the smuggling and housing of large groups of individuals in stash houses without personal protective equipment not only endangers the people being smuggled, but the safety of America. 

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