Saturday, May 16, 2020

Trump Administration Eyes Indefinite Extension of Coronavirus Border Restrictions

The Trump administration is working to unveil a new order that would indefinitely extend border restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report from The New York Times.
The move, which is reportedly being reviewed by several government agencies, would keep legal points of entry shuttered and restrict nonessential travel through Mexico and Canada until the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that the coronavirus no longer posed a threat to public health, the Times reported, citing officials and a draft of the public health order.
CDC officials would continue to assess the threats posed by the virus every 30 days. The new plan would give Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, authority over when the U.S. borders are safe to reopen.
LINK: Trump Admin. to Extend Border Restrictions 
Until Coronavirus No Longer Poses a ‘Danger’
“I am extending the duration of the order until I determine that the danger of further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States has ceased to be a danger to the public health,” reads a copy of the draft, which was obtained by the Times.
The Trump administration first announced a 30-day restriction on nonessential travel through Canada and Mexico on March 21, in a move that closed legal points of entry to tourism and returned immigrants who came into the U.S. illegally to their home countries. The order was extended another 30 days on April 20.
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