DHS Orders: Close the Borders, No More Asylum Seekers, Deport Undocumented

Today in a press conference with President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and other members of the administration’s COVID-19 task force, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf released updated plans to stem the further advancement of the Chinese Virus Pandemic in the United States.

“As we continue to evaluate common sense measures that reduce risk and prevent further spread it only makes sense that we looked at the measures from our neighbors to the north and south are undertaking. Since we have been working closing with those partners since the earliest days of this virus and the outbreak…we have reached an agreement with both Canada and Mexico to limit non-essential travel across our land borders,” remarked Wolf.

“We are also working collaborate with Canada and Mexico to take decisive joint action regarding individuals seeking entrance between our ports of entry;  The CDC order directs the Department to suspend the introduction of all individuals seeking to enter the U.S. without proper travel documentation. That is for both the northern and southern border.”

The acting Secretary of DHS closed his remarks by saying that any individual who had recently come to the U.S. border without proper documentation would be returned to Canada, Mexico, or other countries without delay.

The CDC order to deport individuals without proper documentations goes into effect Friday night at midnight and the restriction on non-essential travel across the northern and southern border goes into effect on Saturday night.

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