The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service said Wednesday that the Covid-19 pandemic has made the journey of thousands of migrants to American soil even more “useless” and “dangerous”, and warns that Washington will continue to work to prevent more people from deciding to cross the border.
“With the corona virus, this trip has become even more useless and dangerous because the conditions on the street violate all public health regulations,” said the State Department deputy secretary of state. Jon Piechowski.
While Piechowski announced that the United States would “continue to work with its partners” to strengthen the border and prevent more people from crossing, he stressed that “every country has a responsibility to protect its citizens, so they are not at risk and are not exposed to the coronavirus pandemic. “
Piechowski shared responses during a conference call for several Latin American media with El Paso Sector Border Police, Gloria I. Chávez, who celebrated some of the immigration measures signed by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, able to must be to exclude migrants who cross the border illegally without having to take them to customs checkpoints, thereby avoiding “routine processes”.