Fake News: Border will not open on “February 30”


Such date does not exist in the calendar

Since Tuesday, November 16, the news about the possible reopening of the Mexico-United States Border for non-essential trips on February 30 has circulated on social networks, which is totally false.

Because the date does not exist in the calendar and even that in this month of February we will not even have a 29th, since we are not in a leap year, users on Facebook have shared the news repeatedly, making fun of many others who greatly expect the elimination of border crossing restrictions.

In the information that is true, the Secretary of Health of Baja California, Alonso Pérez Rico announced the beginning of an investigation that seeks to record the incidence and prevalence rates of covid-19 in the northern state, which will take residents as a sample from Tijuana, Mexicali, and Ensenada.

Once the analysis is finished and if it is found that both California and Baja California have similar ranges of incidence and permanence of coronavirus, authorities will discuss the possible reactivation of the border.

Likewise, the US government recently asked migrants with pending asylum procedures not to approach the border, at least until they receive new instructions in their case, since it will be this coming Friday, February 19, that the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) It will start again with phase one to reactivate asylum applications for people who were forced to remain in Mexican territory while they carry out said process.

Until now, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) has not mentioned anything about an extension of the restrictions, so February 21 continues to be the “deadline” for the closure of crossings to the United States.

Source: sandiegored.com

Baja California Post