Mayor Saenz speaks on impact from travel restrictions

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Officials are speaking about the potential impact the extension of the partial closure of the border could have on the local economy.

President Trump had come to an agreement with both Mexico and Canada to limit travel across the borders to what was deemed "essential travel."

We spoke with Mayor Pete Saenz about the impact this extension could have on the two Laredo's.

"Although we're stabilized, we hope and we pray that Nuevo Laredo can say the same at some point soon."

The mayor also mentioned the downtown area has seen a significant impact from the pandemic closures.