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October, 2020

  • 1 October

    Imperial Valley Commerce Awaits for Border To Be Open Again

    -Editorial It has been a tough eight months for border communities along the U.S.-Mexico border as border restrictions have caused a loss in sales tax revenue to cities that depend on the Mexican shoppers that come and spend their money in the United States. The United States and Mexico agreed …

September, 2020

  • 19 September

    Binational Partners Unite to Protect Field Workers During Pandemic

    -Editorial  The COVID-19 pandemic does not recognize any border barrier and working as a binational region will be the only way to stop the spread locally.  Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Baja California Senator Alejandra Leon Gastelum announced at a press conference held in Calexico, a binational project called the “Healthy …

  • 17 September

    Border Travel Restrictions to Continue in October

    -Editorial Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19, Mexico asked the United States to extend the border restrictions for one more month, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations announced on September 17. “After reviewing the development of the spread of COVID19, Mexico proposed to the United States the extension, for …

  • 16 September

    Mexicali and Imperial County Sign Collaboration Agreement

    -Editorial Mexicali and Imperial County signed an agreement that will mark the beginning of cooperation between both entities moving forward. Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and District 2 Supervisor Luis A. Plancarte joined with Presidente Municipal de Mexicali, Baja California, Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, to sign a Memorandum …

  • 16 September

    Mexican Consulate in Calexico Celebrates Independence Day

    -Editorial The Cry of Independence was given the morning of September 15, at the Mexican Consulate in Calexico by Consul General Tarcisio Navarrete Montes de Oca. While the pandemic forced to cancel the traditional community event, the tradition was kept alive here in this border community. Calexico has celebrated Mexican …

  • 3 September


    • It is expected that the border infrastructure can be resumed normally by early December San Diego, CA.- The resumption of border crossings and the normalization of medical tourism in Baja California will be crucial for binational economic reactivation. This was indicated during the meeting of the Border Affairs Commission …

  • 1 September

    County Board of Supervisors Wants Clarification on Port of Entry Changes

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to Customs and Border Protection asking for clarification on the changes made that is causing longer border waits. In the afternoon of August 21, 2020, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection distributed a notice to inform stakeholders that they will …

August, 2020

  • 29 August

    Several hours of wait time at US Ports of Entry have high economic and health costs during August 2020

    By: Dr. Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, Economist (Ph.D.) The United States follows health protocols at ports of entry during 2020. There are cases of up to 9 hours to cross the port of entry during August 2020. Restrictions at the US-Mexico border continue and people are crossing in both directions for non-essential …

  • 23 August

    Longer Border Wait Times Expected Due to New Restrictions

    -Editorial U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced new measures that will be taken at the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to curb non-essential travel during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. There have been reports of up to 6 hour wait times in the Calexico-Mexicali port of entry. Customs and Border …

  • 13 August

    Border Travel Restrictions to Continue One More Month

    -Editorial Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed on Aug. 13 that the border travel restrictions between the U.S. and Mexico will continue for one more month. Ebrard said the COVID-19 situation continues to be high in the southern part of the United States and both countries decided to extend the …