New order will allow foreign-born athletes to enter U.S.

Derrick Santistevan

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New order will allow foreign-born athletes to enter U.S.

The sports world seems to slowly be coming together again and a new order from the acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf will allow athletes living outside the U.S to enter the states, even if travel restrictions are in result.

“Professional sporting events provide much-needed economic benefits, but equally important, they provide community pride and national unity,” Wolf composed (h/t The Score) “In today’s environment, Americans need their sports. It’s time to reopen the economy and it’s time we get our professional athletes back to work.”

Which leagues will be impacted? When to re-open their seasons,

This news comes as sporting leagues are choosing where and. The MLB has actually been toying with an 81 game season. The order particularly discusses leagues such as the MLB, the NBA, the NHL, the WNBA, the PGA and LPGA tours, and the ATP and WTA tennis tours.

Currently the only sports taking place in the U.S are Mixed Martial Arts battles through the UFC promo and WWE occasions. The UFC returned to action 2 weeks earlier and has actually held 3 occasions to feasible success. There was one professional athlete, Jacare Souza, and 2 coached who flagged for favorable coronavirus tests and he was gotten rid of from his upcoming battle.

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