(Elected and Business leaders are celebrating)....They are applauding the decision to reopen the land ports along the Borders with Mexico and Canada.

They have been closed to non-essential travelers for the past 19 months. The purpose was to help curb the spread of COVID 19. This week the Department ofr Homeland Security announced the bordeers would open to everyone who can prove they have been vaccinated for the virus. Friday Mexico's Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebard, announced on Twitter, the land ports would reopen on Monday November 8th. The Mayor of San Diego, Todd Gloria said the timing is perfect5 for Holiday shoppers. Imperial County is hoping the action prompts the hours of operation at the east port are extended to what they were before the restrictions were implemented. Currently the east port in Imperial County closes at 2:00 in the afternoon.