CLOSE The U.S.-Canada border closing for non-essential travel was done by “mutual consent,” Vice President Mike Pence said. USA TODAYNOGALES, Sonora — Migrants and advocates in Mexican border cities criticized President Donald Trump over his intention to turn away certain migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of containment efforts against the new coronavirus.Trump said Wednesday there are no plans to shut down the southern border, but he signaled that other restrictions on migrants and asylum seekers could come any time. “We are invoking a certain provision that will allow us great latitude as to what we do,” Trump said.That provision in a law allows the U.S. surgeon general, with Trump’s approval, to temporarily ban the entry of certain individuals, such as migrants, to avoid the spread of certain communicable diseases, such as COVID-19.Don’t want to fly during coronavirus crisis? Don’t rush to cancel that ticket. Here’s whyCoronavirus travel restrictions around the world: A country-by-country listAs of Wednesday night, there have been no confirmed cases along the Arizona-Mexico border. Tucson and Hermosillo, Sonora, the two biggest cities in the region, reported new cases in the past week.To date, Trump hasn’t announced any restrictions along the U.S.-Mexico border. However, the threat of shutting down access to the U.S. asylum


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