Businesses pushing to survive amid border crisis

Posted at 4:54 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 21:08:04-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Businesses near the border say they’re taking a hit because of the chaos at the border, and it couldn’t come at a worse time.

Just blocks from the border, a local business owner says his shop is normally buzzing with shoppers.

Owner Jamie Gonzales says sales have taken a hit from the border crisis. “We had to shut down business yesterday,” said Gonzales.

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He has three stores that all closed yesterday. Not a single customer in sight. 90 percent of his workers are from Tijuana and couldn’t get there.

He says business has been down 40 percent in the last month. It couldn’t have come at a worse time.

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“With all this uncertainly our business has been impacted in a bad way the Christmas season.” Many business owners in the area also say they’re struggling due to the crisis at the border.