Statement from CBP on Operations in Eagle Pass, Texas and Laredo Field Office
CBP Laredo Field Office (LFO Trade) continues to monitor the migrant situation. We do have a large influx of migrants in the Port or Eagle Pass (2303) and Del Rio (2302) area. At this time, the Port of Eagle Pass and Del Rio are still processing commercial truck cargo in the north and south bound environments. Port Management at these two ports are evaluating the ongoing situation and adjusting service operations as needed.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) continues with its safety inspection on all trucks exiting the Port of Eagle (2303) Pass commercial cargo lot. As a result, DPS is slowing down the ability to exit the import commercial cargo lot and creating long crossing border wait times. This operation may last for up to seven days.
As of 1715 hours, railroad operations at the Port of Eagle Pass have been temporarily suspended in order to redirect personnel to assist the U.S. Border Patrol with taking migrants into custody. No railroad traffic will be processed until further notice.
The remaining seven ports of entry (Brownsville (2301), Port of Del Rio (2302), Laredo (2304), Hidalgo/Pharr (2305), Rio Grande City (2307), Progreso (2309), and Roma (2310) are still open for commercial processing and not affected by migrant issues.
In preparation for potential impact to commercial cargo operations, CBP Port Directors and Assistant Port Directors (Trade) have their Business Resumption Contingency Plans to keep the flow of trade moving. The Business Resumption Contingency Plan(s) when implemented may affect the following:
- Only Operate Basic Essential Trade Processes.
- Temporary Reduction of some Trade Services due to shift of CBP Officer resources to support Passenger Operations and/or Border Patrol Operations (migrant issues).
- Reduction to number of open Primary and Exit Lanes; and
- Increase in Border Crossing Commercial wait times.
The above points are not all inclusive. I will provide follow up messages if things change.
Other Points of Interest:
- Port of El Paso Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) north bound traffic is closed (trade notice).
- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is conducting safety inspection on all trucks exiting the Port of El Paso/Ysleta Bridge commercial cargo lot. As a result, DPS is slowing down the ability to exit the import commercial cargo lot and creating long crossing border wait times. This operation may last for up to seven days.
- All other surrounding ports in El Paso Field Office are open for commercial processing.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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