Kate Brown has issued a state mandate currently in effect until Feb. of 2022. Her current executive order ends on December 31, 2021. https://oregoncatalyst.com/54136-gov-browns-emergency-powers-extended-december-2021.html How will this play out in the state legislature when she goes to extend her EO on the last day of this year? Senate Republicans issued a statement on August 11th condemning the Governors unchecked powers stating: “The Governor has a serious credibility problem. She obviously has no clear standards for any decision she makes. Instead, these mandates seem to be driven by left-wing activists who want a permanent pandemic to push forward unpopular policies.” file:///C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Local/Temp/Senate%20Republican%20Leader%20Blasts%20Governors%20New%20Mandates.pdf

A serious question that all Oregonians must ask is why are the borders OPEN during a pandemic? Kate Brown accepts a certain percentage of Illegals into Oregon and the Biden’s Open Borders policy are allowing Illegals into our country daily at an alarming rate. According to the former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, said that “the current border crisis is far different than others before it because of the continued virus spread in the world and the failure by the Department of Homeland Security to test all those it is shipping off to cities.” “We know that everybody being released, they’re not being tested, we know that,” he said at the briefing sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. His comments came as DHS announced it encountered 213,000 illegals on the southern border in July, another 20-year high. Morgan said that in some areas along the Rio Grande River border, COVID cases have jumped 900%. And many of those go untested until they reach their destination. “DHS is not testing them. So what’s DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ solution to all of this? ‘Ah, it’s up to the local communities to deal with it. It’s your issue and your problem to deal with now,’” he said.

So now that we know illegals are entering unchecked into our communities ask yourself, is this the cause of the new “surge” in viral cases? With approximately 70 percent of the country currently vaccinated the conclusion is a simple yes.
According to the Washington Times: The Biden administration has refused to tell governors, mayors, county commissioners, school systems, or local police how many people who crossed illegally they are sending to their communities or what the immigrants’ circumstances are. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/9/where-are-the-illegal-immigrants-going/ Therefore, we must ask ourselves, What is the agenda behind this and why is the government allowing infected illegals into our states untested and unvaccinated? Is the government really concerned about covid or are they more concerned with placing tyrannical mandate restrictions on Americans and advancing their policies?