The wheels are in motion to reopen the Texas-Mexico border to non-essential travelers – possibly as soon as next week. So says South Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar who has drafted a reopening plan with acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan that would work to ensure that people crossing into the U.S. are not carrying the coronavirus:
(Audio: South Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar)
In addition, CBP officers will be properly protected. Cuellar tells 710 KURV it’ll be up to each border city to decide whether to be part of the safe reopening plan. Cuellar says the so-called non-essential traveler is absolutely essential to the border economy, pointing out that border businesses and tourist areas have lost billions of dollars since March. Cuellar says it’s possible Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf could sign off on the plan by October 21st.