October 13, 2021

Rep. Vargas' Statement on Lifting of Restrictions at U.S. Land Ports of Entry

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2021) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security announced that vaccinated travelers from Mexico and Canada may enter the United States for non-essential purposes beginning in November:

“The closure of the border to non-essential travel into the United States has had a devastating impact on our border communities. For more than a year-and-a-half, our border businesses have grappled with lost revenues, and families have gone without seeing loved ones.”

“I’m glad to see the Biden administration lifting the restrictions for vaccinated visitors, ensuring a safe reopening of our land ports of entry. This gradual reopening is long overdue. As we continue on our road to recovery, I look forward to seeing business activity increase and loved ones being reunited.”