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Reports that CBP reducing commercial lanes and services at Otay Mesa to reassign agents to border

  1. Original Date Announced

    April 3, 2019

    In a call to reporters, CBP officials announced that they are reducing the number of commercial traffic lanes at the Otay Mesa border from ten to eight and suspending after-hours services. The Trump administration had previously announced that up to 2,000 inspectors from border crossings would be reassigned to address a surge of families arriving at the U.S.- Mexico border. [ID #391]

    Press report

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP


  • Frustration grows among truckers inching through congested border lanes

    Truckers hauling goods across the Otay Mesa border are, inch by inch, crawling through up to six or seven hours of traffic, after a massive transfer of U.S. border agents reassigned to deal with an immigration surge. “I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Rivera, who has been crossing the border with goods and products for 10 years. Go to article on

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