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San Diego’s mayor joins other lawmakers in pleading to end COVID restrictions at the US-Mexico border, which they say are hurting the local economy

A man with a bike and a woman with a mask walk in front of San Ysidro port of entry

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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,” San Diego 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 extended through July 21 those restrictions for details ⇒

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