September, 2021

  • 2 September

    Calexico and Mexicali Reaffirm Sister Cities Agreement

    -Editorial In a ceremony that took place at the Sept. 1st Calexico City Council meeting, Mayor Javier Moreno and Mexicali Mayor Guadalupe Mora signed the reaffirmation of sister cities that will continue the long-standing relationship between the two border cities.  The relationship between both cities goes back more than a …

August, 2021

  • 20 August

    Border Travel Restrictions Extended to Sept. 21st

    -Editorial In a move that is not surprising given the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will continue with the travel restrictions until Sept. 21. This marks 18 months of these restrictions that have affected the border economy.  The U.S. land border with Mexico, …

July, 2021

  • 21 July

    Border Travel Restrictions to Continue Through the Month of August

    -Editorial The US and Mexican governments confirmed that the partial closure of the southern border will remain active until August 21. The hope of many that the border would reopen in July came to a halt since a decision has not yet been made as to when, and how, the …

June, 2021

  • 21 June

    Border Travel Restrictions Extended Until July

    -Editorial Travel restrictions between Mexico and the United States will be maintained for one more month until July according to the Department of Homeland Security.  Restrictions on non-essential land crossings from Mexico to States will remain until 11:59 p.m. on July 21, 2021, according to DHS.  “To reduce the spread …

  • 8 June

    Kamala Harris Visits Mexico to Discuss Immigration

    -Editorial In a historic first visit, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to discuss immigration and future collaboration between both countries.  Vice President Harris met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to discuss ways to deepen cooperation between the United States and …

  • 4 June

    US will send one million vaccines to Mexico

    MEXICO CITY- Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the US will send one million vaccines from the Johnson & Johnson company to Mexico, which is a single application. This is part of a total donation of 80 million vaccines to countries around the world in the coming months. …

May, 2021

  • 12 May

    Imperial County Supervisors Want Calexico East Port Hours Expanded

    -Editorial For more than a year, the hours of operation at the Calexico East Land Port of Entry changed from 6 a.m. to midnight to 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., reducing the hours of operation in its passenger portion by ten hours. Although U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s initial justification …

  • 8 May

    Calexico Council members discuss economic and border related issues during binational meeting

    -Editorial In another step to consolidate the relationship between Calexico and Mexicali, Calexico Mayor Rosie Arreola-Fernandez and Mayor Pro Tem Javier Moreno participated in a project that will improve the U.S.-Mexico relationship and bring a better understanding of the challenges and strengths of the border region.  Among the topics discussed …

April, 2021

  • 27 April

    Calexico and Mexicali Mayors Meet to Discuss Future Binational Collaboration

    -Editorial The relationship between the sister cities of Mexicali and Calexico took a step forward with a meeting between the two Mayors on April 26.  Calexico Mayor Rosie Arreola Fernandez and Mexicali Mayor Lupita Mora met to talk about the importance of continuing a binational relationship between the two cities. …

  • 20 April

    Border Travel Restrictions to Canada and Mexico Will Continue in May

    -Editorial And so, the spring arrived, and with it another month that people without a visa will not be able to enter the United States.  It’s been thirteen months ever since that international travel was restricted due to the pandemic and most likely will continue since the border area is …