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U.S.-Mexico Border Closure Extended Days After Travel Advisory Lowered

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The Trump administration order keeping the U.S.-Mexico border closed to non-essential travel that was scheduled to expire Monday – will not.

The coronavirus-related closure, which has been in place since March 21st, has been extended through at least October 21st. However, the announcement comes just days after the State Department lowered its travel advisory for Mexico from Level 4 to Level 3.

The moves lowers the advisory for Americans from “do not travel” to Mexico to “reconsider travel to Mexico” due to the spread of the coronavirus, as well as what the advisory refers to as crime and kidnapping.

South Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar is applauding the decision to lower the travel advisory, but calls the decision to continue border travel restrictions disappointing.

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