Psaki grilled on why migrants aren't required to be vaccinated but foreign nationals who fly are

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  • Source: Fox News
  • 09/20/2021
White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to questions as to why migrants are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before entry to the United States, but foreign nationals who arrive by airplane are, saying that the situations are not comparable. 

During the White House press briefing, Psaki was asked why those migrants crossing the U.S. southern border are not asked for proof of vaccination. 

The question came after the White House on Monday announced that the United States will now require all foreign nationals to be vaccinated, and show proof of their vaccination status, in order to enter the country.

"As individuals come across the border, they are both assessed for whether they have any symptoms, if they have symptoms, the intention is for them to have to be quarantined," Psaki said, referring to migrants crossing into the U.S. "That is our process."