March 31, 2020
This entire Coronavirus scandal is fake, but the consequences of the decisions governments are making are very real.
Fortunately, they’re not all bad. Actually, I don’t even know if any of them are bad. The entire economy collapsing is in fact ultra good. “Mega-good,” you might say.
So is literally shutting down the border…!
The world’s busiest land border has fallen quiet as restrictions to contain the coronavirus prevent millions of Mexicans from making daily trips north, including many who work in U.S. businesses.
At least 4 million Mexicans residing in cities along the 1,954-mile (3,144-km) border have been hit hard by the restrictions on non-essential travel. The measures effectively invalidate visas allowing short crossings into U.S. cities to visit family, get medical care or shop.
While such B1/B2 “border crossing cards” are officially recreational, Reuters spoke to nearly two dozen residents of Tijuana, Nogales and Ciudad Juarez who use their cards to reach jobs or to care for relatives on the U.S. side of the frontier.
All said they could no longer make the crossing, dealing another blow to businesses already suffering from shutdowns on the U.S. side of the border, including vital industries like agriculture.
Yeah, those businesses really need their illegal Mexican migrant workers.
What are they going to do without them?
“I don’t know what I’m going to do without money. I’m just waiting for a miracle,” said 28-year-old Rosario Cruz, a mother of two young children who works for a cleaning company that subcontracts with major retailers in California.
The coronavirus restrictions prohibit all non-essential travel across the border. However, the restrictions have not been widely imposed on U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said it did not have an estimate of how many Mexican tourism-related visa holders work without permission in the United States. But U.S. and Mexican immigration experts say the practice is common.
According to the U.S. State Department Report of the Visa Office more than 4 million border cards have been issued since 2015. The cards are valid for 10 years.
Before the coronavirus restrictions, over 950,000 people entered the United States from Mexico on foot or in cars on a typical day, according to 2019 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency data.
Andrew Selee, president of the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute, said limiting transport to contain the epidemic was understandable, but in cities such as San Diego or El Paso “businesses that really should be open in the middle of a crisis might find that they don’t have employees.”
“We’re talking about farm work, we’re talking about caregiving, and probably food production like canning and warehousing operations,” he said.
A manager at a San Diego hotel, who refused to share his name because the company employs Mexicans without legal U.S. work permits, said the measures decimated the establishment’s workforce.
“The impact was so great that we decided to close; the legal workers wouldn’t have been able to cope,” on their own, he said.
No one will cope, TRAITOR!
The age of coping is OVER.
Now enters the age of DOOM.
This shitshow is just getting started.
Wait until the hysteria finally starts to wane and people start looking at what we’ve done to our economy.
You’d best start believing in TOTAL COLLAPSE.
Coronavirus is literally my hero.