The Lukeville Port of Entry is set to reopen this week, one month after shutting down amid a migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection made the announcement late Tuesday afternoon, saying the border crossing will resume normal operations at 6 a.m. MST on Thursday.
“CBP will continue to prioritize our border security mission as necessary in response to this evolving situation,” the agency said in a news release. “We continue to assess security situations, adjust our operational plans, and deploy resources to maximize enforcement efforts against those noncitizens who do not use lawful pathways or processes – such as scheduling an appointment via CBP One – and those without a legal basis to remain in the United States.”
Operations will also resume at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Morely Gate border crossing in Nogales.
“During one of the busiest months for cross-border commerce and tourism, our understaffed and under-resourced Border Patrol was forced to close a vital port of entry. Border communities can’t keep paying… Read full article here