Border travel restrictions, immigration court shutdown extended because of COVID-19
Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas TribuneEL PASO The Trump administration on Tuesday extended travel restrictions between the United States and Mexico as both countries continue to grapple with increasing cases of the new coronavirus. The restrictions exclude commercial trade with Mexico, which provides about 1 million jobs to Texans, according to Gov. The restrictions were set to expire next week but will be extended for at least another 30 days, Reuters reported. Last week the Texas Border Coalition, a group of elected officials and community and business leaders from the Texas-Mexico border, urged Wolf to lift the restrictions as the Texas and Mexican governments have started to reopen their respective economies. The administration also announced Tuesday it is again postponing hearings in the United States for asylum-seekers under the Migrant Protection Protocols program.
Why Soo Locks are so important to US economy: Unlocking value of engineering gem
The Soo Locks see almost 90 percent of the world's iron ore go through them. So again, why is this place, known as the Soo Locks, so important? Because without the Soo Locks, the U.S. economy would plunge into a deep recession. In light of that, what exactly are the Soo Locks, and what function do they provide that's so vital to the U.S. economy? Heres a deeper look at unlocking the past, present and future importance of the Soo Locks, an engineering marvel that is beyond crucial to North American manufacturing industries.