The U.S.-Mexico border will continue to maintain its partial closure for at least two more months, this was confirmed by the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.
It has been almost 1 year and 5 months since non-essential crossings were restricted into the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a press conference in McAllen, Texas; Mayorkas stated that "the COVID-19 numbers do not allow a reopening".
On August 10, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, held a high-level meeting with members of the U.S. government to discuss security, migration and economic issues. Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor, as well as Alejandro Mayorkas and Juan González, Director of the National Security Council for America, were present at the meeting.
The meeting was also aimed at strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries, however, the eve of a third or fourth wave of COVID-19 enhanced by the Delta variant of the virus will cause the U.S.-Mexico economy to falter.
The efforts of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador have been unsuccessful, as he had already addressed the issue with the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, in a phone call where he raised the desirability of regularizing the situation, however, the government of Joe Biden seems to think otherwise.
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With information from La Política Online