Devastated Businesses, Political Leaders Call on Federal Government to Reopen US-Mexico Border Crossing – NBC 7 San Diego

In a show of solidarity, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria stood alongside National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, and County Supervisor Nora Vargas, calling on the federal government to ease travel restrictions between Mexico into the United States.

The COVID-19 related travel restrictions have been in place since March 2020, and have had a devastating impact on the economy of businesses in the South Bay dependent on visitors from Mexico. The restrictions only allow for essential travel.

Covid travel restrictions are still in place at US Mexico border. It’s had a devastating impact on border community businesses. 197 have closed permanently in San Ysidro. Others desperately trying to survive. Leaders calling on federal government to ease restrictions. #nbc7

— Artie Ojeda (@ArtieNBCSD) June 25, 2021

“We hope our friends in the federal government, both federal governments…

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