DHS Extends Restrictions on Travel Across its Northern and Southern Borders

By Elizabeth M. Klarin

April 20, 2020 | Immigration Blog

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf today announced that the restrictions on non-essential travel across the U.S., Canadian and Mexican borders will b extended to May 20, 2020. In his brief announcement, he stated:
“In close collaboration, the US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for 30 additional days. As President Trump stated last week, border control, travel restrictions and other limitations remain critical to slowing the spread and allowing the phased opening of the country.” 

Please note that President Trump’s March 20th order defined “essential travel” as including individuals traveling to work in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of State has not issued any update on when it plans to resume routine visa services. Updates (when they are issued) can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news.html.

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