‘We are not going to survive’ border businesses await reopening

(KGTV) — It has been more than a year since the Mexico border closed to tourists. Businesses that rely on the foot traffic from Mexico are now awaiting for July 21st which is the day where the Department of Homeland Security decides to either keep the border closed or reopen.

For business owners in San Ysidro it has been a never ending roller coaster as they wait to see if and when they will see their clientele from across the border.

“A lot of us we are not going to survive if we don’t get any help to be honest.” Those are the concerns of Olivia Campos, the owner of ‘Carolin Shoes’. Campos has spebt over 20 years in the retail industry.

She showcases her large showroom, which pre-covid, used to be packed by the house, “If there was not covid you would see 12 to 15 people here.” Now, Campos says they are lucky if one person walks through an aisle, “You can see there is no people walking in the streets,” she share, “no cars, no nothing.”

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