WASHINGTON, DC — A foreign policy expert is calling for the White House to unilaterally secure the U.S. - Mexico border both during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
John Daniel Davidson of the Texas Policy Foundation cites in a recent piece for “The Federalist” that Mexico is ill-equipped to handle COVID-19.
Last month, the Trump administration placed restrictions on travel between the U.S. and Mexico.At the White House, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called it a mutual agreement with Mexico.
The move is being made in response to growing concerns about the coronavirus crisis.It is similar to restrictions imposed on the northern border with Canada this week.That involves all nonessential traffic.Vehicles involved in trade are excluded from the new restrictions on cross-border traffic.
Democrats in Congress are asking the Trump administration to suspend construction of the border wall during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 90 lawmakers urged Homeland Security on Wednesday to think about the safety of construction workers, police officers, and residents in areas where the wall is being built.
Democrats want the money being spent on the wall to be used instead to fight the virus. Construction on the wall has been allowed to continue because it's considered essential.
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