LAREDO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that the U.S.-Mexico border will close to non-essential travel to limit the spread of coronavirus. “Non-essential travel” includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.
“It is critical that we preserve trade and commerce between the United States and Mexico while also helping protect the health and safety of our citizens. I have been working closely with both Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan and Mexican officials to ensure that any disruption to trade at the U.S.-Mexico border will be minimized during efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and maintain public health of our citizens.”
“I will continue to work with CBP and Mexico, our economic partner, friend, and neighbor, to ensure our economies are strong and our people are safe. I want to thank the men and women of CBP who are on the front lines every day keeping our country safe and making our country more prosperous.”
- Mexico ranked No. 1 in total trade value in 2019 with a total of $614.5 billion
- Canada ranked No. 2 in total trade value in 2019 with a total of $612.12 billion.
To see the Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic, click here.