San Diego Mayor, Officials Plead to Open US-Mexico Border and Fix Economy

  • Southern California lawmakers called for Homeland Security to end pandemic border restrictions.
  • Last Sunday, the department extended COVID-19 restrictions through July 21.
  • San Diego’s mayor said he saw no reason to continue restrictions when COVID cases were plummeting. 

A group of southern California lawmakers, including San Diego’s mayor, called for an end to pandemic restrictions along the border with Mexico as part of an effort to boost the local economy.

“As the rate of COVID-19 cases continue to plummet, and other restrictions have been lifted, I see no reason to continue selective restrictions that impact our cross-border community,” mayor Todd Gloria said in a press release. 

The border has been closed to non-essential travel since March 2020. The Dept. of Homeland Security last Sunday…

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