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CBP stops Sunday screening services for commercial trucks entering Nogales, Arizona

  1. Date Announced

    April 1, 2019

    CBP notified businesses using the Mariposa Port of Entry at Nogales that Sunday processing of commercial trucks, normally offered during the peak produce season, would end after March 31 so CBP officers could be reassigned to address the surge of migrants along the border. [ID #390]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 7, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    April 5, 2019

    CBP has shifted 750 personnel to address hundreds of migrants being placed into custody each day. "CBP will have to close lanes, resulting in increased wait times for commercial shipments and travelers," the agency said in a statement last week. 30% of border lanes were reported closed during the week of April 1.

    Businesses on US-Mexico border suffer as wait times jump 500%
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP

Commentary

Produce shortages, price hikes could start soon as feds end Sunday truck inspections on Arizona border

The agency already was understaffed even before halting seasonal Sunday inspections; the agency now will be down around 200 officers in the Nogales area from what he said should be a total near 800.

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