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Mexicali and Imperial Valley activist reacts to Biden’s executive order on border crossings

MEXICALI, Mexico (KYMA, KECY) - Local migrants say they are concerned with their future moving forward after President Biden signed the executive order that went into effect Wednesday morning.

According to the White House, this means migrants who enter the U.S. without an asylum appointment will not be allowed in.

The Imperial Valley Equity & Justice Coalition co-founder said they don't agree with the President's executive order.

“The concern in particular regarding this executive order is around that we believe it is violating humanitarian laws that support asylum seekers and refugees to seek asylum at the U-S port of entry," said Daniela Flores, Imperial Valley Equity & Justice Coalition.

On the other side of the border, the mayor of Mexicali said the city is working on a security border plan.

“We are ready and we are prepared... and if we have a national emergency and we hope that does not happen... remember we have the community centers ready to go," said the mayor of Mexicali.

The mayor of Mexicali said the city has been alerted, placed a security border plan, and opened temporary spaces at the city's community center.

Calexico Mayor Camilo Garcia said he was not aware of the order.

He said he found out through other news outlets who asked him if he was invited to the White House.

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