No numbers with this report, so might be anecdotal. I am curious of any changes with the metering policy
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf says illegal border crossings have dropped by 50% after restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump administration is turning back anyone crossing illegally, among other restrictions. Wolf says because migrants often come without identification paperwork it’s unclear how to trace their medical history and to determine if they…
Meanwhile construction continues during the pandemic
The department has approved 177 miles of construction, waiving laws meant to protect the environment and preserve Native American cultural sites.
Center for Biological Diversity: TUCSON, Ariz.— The Trump administration’s latest border-wall plan will wall off all remaining jaguar corridors across the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it will waive dozens of environmental and public health laws to fast-track border wall construction in Arizona, California and Texas.
Trade continuing but tourism is being shut down
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States will swiftly return migrants who attempt to cross into the country illegally from Mexico and Canada while closing the borders to "non-essential" travel to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
Not too different from the Canadian border
Michael Bociurkiw writes that the recently announced measure is another reminder that an invisible, terrifying virus which has no respect for boundaries is throwing up barriers to human contact unlike anything we have seen previously.
Mexico could consider tightening its northern border to slow the spread of coronavirus into its relatively unaffected territory, health officials said on Friday, with an eye to containing a U.S. outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people.
True to form, U.S. President Donald Trump has warned coronavirus could spread from Mexico, touting his anti-migrant wall as a solution. Seen from south of the border though, the greater risk is infection from the much bigger outbreak in the United States.
Lots of money to be made…
A short stretch of the meandering Rio Grande - the river that marks the border between the United States and Mexico - has been for a long time a focal point for migrants looking to head north, seeking a better life.
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