Most people don’t know this, but for the past 18 months, with as many as two million illegal border crossers welcomed into the US, the Mexico and Canada borders have been closed to legal tourists traveling into the U.S. by car or on foot.
As a result, we've lost $19 billion dollars a year in income. Thousands of businesses in American border towns have shut down.
Under increasing pressure from people like Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar, who says the policy never made any sense, the Biden administration announced a big change this week. The border will open back up to vaccinated tourists in November.
Sunday on Full Measure, I'll take you to Laredo, Texas where we found the reopening is coming too late for many, but some businesses still hope to be saved.
We also tackle the radically changing landscape for college athletes.
Based on a Supreme Court decision, young athletes can now receive compensation for use of their likeness.
Lisa Fletcher reports there’s a lot of chaos over whether national standards should be adopted, or a Congressional law passed. She'll tell us how both sides say the change could impact sports for better or for worse.
And a fascinating interview with the singer-songwriter known as Five for Fighting. John Ondrasik has written International hits such as "Superman," "100 Years," and "The Riddle."
His newest song chronicles the botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
He'll tell me why he decided to step out and write "Blood On My Hands."
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