The United States extends border restrictions with Mexico and Canada

Washington – the government of the President Joe Biden Extended until May 21 Restrictions From unnecessary travel through The border with Mexico and Canada, As part of pandemic containment measures Covid-19.

“The restrictions are temporary in nature and will remain in effect until midnight on May 21 unless terminated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),” said a notice posted Monday on the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website.

As a result of these actions, it was initiated in March 2020 by the executive branch of the former president Donald Trump, Only travelers or workers qualified as ‘essential’ are permitted to cross the border.

This category includes, according to the Department of Homeland Security, US citizens and foreign legal residents returning to the United States; Traveling for medical reasons, or to attend classes in educational institutions, and to travel to work within the United States.

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It also includes travel for emergencies and public health issues, travel related to cross-border legal trade, travel of government officials, and travel of members of the US armed forces, their spouses and children.

Once knowledge of the extension, Democratic legislator Henry Cuellar, representative of Texas, expressed frustration that the Biden administration was not trying to open at least one port of entry.

“I think they don’t understand. I feel frustrated and disappointed with them,” Cuellar said on his Twitter account.

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Cuellar and leaders of border societies assert that the travel restrictions are unfair because Mexican travelers arriving at airports can enter as long as they prove they are not carriers of Corona Virus.

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On the other hand, travelers who wanted to cross the border or drive their cars, even if they only came to shop, were not allowed in, which was devastating to the local economy.

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Speaking to the Border Reporting Platform, Cuellar said he asked the Minister of National Security, Alejandro Mayuras, how the government accepts unregistered people who cross the southern border without proving whether they have coronavirus, but does not allow entry to people from Mexico, who have a visa and want to shop. Or visit relatives.

Before the pandemic, nearly 18 million Mexican citizens were crossing the border every year and spending $ 19 billion in the United States, mostly in the border regions.

Mexico confirms the extension of the restrictions

Monday , External Relations Secretary from Mexico Confirmed extension Travel restrictions Within limits United State Due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Twitter, SRE indicated that “Mexico’s restrictions on unnecessary land crossings from the United States will continue until 11:59 pm on May 21, 2021 in those states in the north of the country in orange and red color according to the Mexico Government’s Pandemic Risk Sign.”

He added that the two countries “are holding talks to ease restrictions at border crossings on the basis of the spread rates of # Covid 19 on both sides of the border.”

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