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Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Saturday that restrictions on people coming here from other countries are even more vital today as the U.S. economy opens up amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I would say that those travel restrictions are more important now than they ever have been. So we need to be smart about that,” he said on “Cavuto Live.”

Wolf said DHS is continually assessing the travel restrictions and their impact.

“The other issue is what do we do about Chinese passengers, Chinese students, and others coming into the U.S., as well as other foreign nationals from hot spot locations, and so we continue to assess that and continue to look at that,” he said.

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“But … I think the travel restrictions that we have now, particularly from China and parts of Europe, need to stay in place as we get the economy back up and running and back open,” he added.

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