A high Mexican official is throwing chilly water on the prospect of northbound border crossing restrictions easing quickly.
“They’re not going to have the ability to do it within the quick time period, as each nations had anticipated,” Mexico’s Overseas Secretary Marcelo Ebrard stated Tuesday, recounting his current assembly with U.S. Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
He cited new coronavirus waves in each nations, pushed by the delta variant and different components, as a key motive.
For Arizona border companies that rely upon Mexican consumers, the month-to-month cycle of ready for information solely to study of one other monthlong extension has been irritating.
Whereas nominally binational, the restrictions towards nonessential journeys have solely meaningfully been enforced for northbound border crossers, permitting Americans to shuttle all through the pandemic whereas stopping many Mexican nationals from seeing household and buying within the US for practically a 12 months and a half.
“Now we have our hopes up each month,” Evan Kory, whose household owns two shops close to the border in Nogales, instructed KJZZ in July. “However we will solely try this so lengthy.”