U.S. to open land borders to fully vaccinated people

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  2 weeks ago  •  26 comments

By:   Julia Ainsley

U.S. to open land borders to fully vaccinated people
The United States will allow fully vaccinated legal travelers to enter the country through land borders in Canada and Mexico, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is expected to announce Wednesday.

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The United States will allow fully vaccinated legal travelers to enter the country through land borders in Canada and Mexico, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is expected to announce Wednesday.

Beginning early next month, nonessential travelers, such as those entering for tourism or to visit family members, will be required to show proof of Covid vaccination to Customs and Border Protection officers when they cross land borders. A similar, previously announced policy will also take effect at the same time for air travelers entering the U.S.

Around the start of the new year, essential travelers, such as truck drivers crossing U.S. land borders, will also be required to be fully vaccinated. The officials said the delay will allow essential workers time to get vaccinated without disrupting trade.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, only "essential travel" has been allowed across the Canadian and Mexican borders, keeping many family members and loved ones separated. Essential travel, however, has been allowed regardless of vaccination status.

"We understand how valuable the cross-border travel from Canada and Mexico is to the economic activity in border communities and to our broader economy. We also know how meaningful the ability to travel is to maintaining the personal ties to people living on either side of the northern and southern U.S. borders who are often effectively members of one community," one of the officials said.

The Department of Homeland Security is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on what documentation will be required to prove vaccination status, and it has yet to set the start dates for the November and January policies.

The new policy will apply only to legal travel, not to undocumented immigrants, such as the nearly 30,000 Haitians who arrived at the U.S.-Texas border last month. Undocumented immigrants will still be subject to a public health law known as Title 42, which allows DHS to expel all migrants except children who arrive unaccompanied during certain public health emergencies, regardless of whether they plan to claim asylum.

The officials said rising vaccination numbers in Mexico and Canada led them to revise the policy.


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Jeremy Retired in NC
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1  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 weeks ago
The new policy will apply only to legal travel, not to undocumented immigrants, such as the nearly 30,000 Haitians who arrived at the U.S.-Texas border last month.  Undocumented immigrants will still be subject to a public health law known as Title 42, which allows DHS to expel all migrants except children who arrive unaccompanied during certain public health emergencies, regardless of whether they plan to claim asylum.

So does this mean they are going to start rounding up the illegals (including the 30,000+ Haitians they moved around the country) and send them packing?  My money is that they won't do a goddamn thing about them just like they have in the past.

 
 
 
JBB
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1.1  JBB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1    2 weeks ago

Why derail Perrie's article to your hate?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @1.1    2 weeks ago

It's quite relevant to the article...........if one thinks for a minute.

 
 
 
JBB
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1.1.2  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

No, the article is about border crossings opening again to back and forth travel for vaccinated people whose lives were disrupted by Covid up till now. It is not about hating on poor immigrants seeking refuge in America. It just is not!

People normally go back and forth in border towns for school, jobs and entertainment. This is an important milestone in life returning to normal in border areas post Covid-19.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

Key words "for vaccinated people". All the while we accept a rag tag bunch of who knows what status in and inject them into the interior of our country.

 
 
 
JBB
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1.1.4  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

That is pathetic...

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

What is pathetic? The fact that that is what's happening? I agree.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.6  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

Yes, Biden's open borders are pathetic

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.7  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @1.1    2 weeks ago

It's relevant.  Just because I'm bringing in an aspect that even the article mentions.  But then again, you would have to read the article to know that.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.1.8  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JBB @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

The fact is that traffic down into the interior of Mexico is the only affected area. I live in Douglas, AZ literally 6 blocks from the AZ/Mexico border with Agua Prieta, Sonora being immediately on the other side of the border crossing/fence. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic has flowed normally the entire time and as you said, "People normally go back and forth in border towns for school, jobs, and entertainment." That has not changed and it simply means that people can now travel freely into the interior of each countries which was restricted during the pandemic with proper vaccination documentation.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.1.9  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.1.8    2 weeks ago

Guys, my article is about travel, not illegals. Please stay on topic.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.1.10  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1.9    2 weeks ago

I was talking about travel. I was on topic.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.11  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1.9    2 weeks ago
Guys, my article is about travel, not illegals.

I quoted the article where it mentions illegals.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.12  Greg Jones  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1.9    2 weeks ago

The illegals are traveling....they're not driving.

 
 
 
charger 383
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2  charger 383    2 weeks ago

But will they return to where they came from when they a supposed to?

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.1  Veronica  replied to  charger 383 @2    2 weeks ago

That is the fear of most Canadians - the people going into Canada form the US won't leave.

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @2.1    2 weeks ago

If they clean ovens and windows, they're welcome to stay.

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.1.2  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

Now come on - we can't even get them to do that in our own country.   LOL

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

Do you think we'll be able to get the men to sit down when they pee? Please say yes!

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.1.4  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

Not if they are from here - manly men stand up when they pee so they can get it every where cuz their dicks are too big to handle.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.5  Kavika   replied to  Veronica @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

LMAO

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.1.6  Sparty On  replied to  Veronica @2.1    2 weeks ago

That nice, then they have the same concerns as Americans have.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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3  al Jizzerror    2 weeks ago

Restrictions are in place on both sides of the border to prevent the spread of COVID.  It's a good idea to make sure people who cross the border are fully vaccinated.  We should also test everyone who comes into the US.

Someone said, "Biden's open borders are pathetic."  That's total bullshit.  We do NOT have "open borders".  Yes, undocumented immigrants do enter the US just as they did when Trump was in the White House. The Biden Administration is even being criticized for deporting Haitians.

We should celebrate the fact that legal border crossings are going to be possible (in the near future).  It is an indication that vaccines are having a positive impact.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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3.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  al Jizzerror @3    2 weeks ago
We should also test everyone who comes into the US.

And that's the rub. It isn't happening. See 1.1.3

 
 
 
Hallux
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4  Hallux    2 weeks ago

Yay, I've missed all the coastal elites, we've run out of those commies up here.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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5  Sparty On    2 weeks ago

My only question is how they are going to verify vaccination status?

Fire sale at the border on bogus vac cards ........??

 
 
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