President Joe Biden and his administration is further opening the border despite claims he was working on “fixing” the crisis along the southern United States.
“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced he will lift the ban on non-essential travel across land border ports of entry in November 2021,” according to Breitbart News. “The change will apply to travelers who provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. All foreign born nationals crossing land borders must be fully vaccinated by January 2022.”
“In alignment with the new international air travel system that will be implemented in November, we will begin allowing travelers from Mexico and Canada who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the United States for non-essential purposes, including to visit friends and family or for tourism, via land and ferry border crossings,” said Mayorkas. “Cross-border travel creates significant economic activity in our border communities and benefits our broader economy. We are pleased to be taking steps to resume regular travel in a safe and sustainable manner.”
Not everyone is optimistic about this plan.
“This move has the potential to affect the importation of goods across busy land ports of entry if commercial truck drivers refuse vaccination,” reports Randy Clark. “According to CBP, the agency records more than 6 million truck crossings annually along the southwest border. Any disruption to this flow would be noticeable as the trucks account for more than 70% of imported goods by value from Mexico, according to the United States Department of Transportation.”
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