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US Temporarily Closes Busiest US-Mexico Border Crossing

San Isidro California is the border’s busiest crossing, with about 110,000 people entering the U.S. every day. That includes some 40,000 vehicles, 34,000 pedestrians and 150 to 200 buses. Recently the U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporarily shut down northbound traffic into the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry  to do some upgrades in preparation for the migrant caravan. Pieces of barbed wire, concrete roadblocks and rebar are being used to create movable barriers that can be used to block lanes at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry. 

According to reports the upgrades were in response to the possibility of Central American migrants trying to rush the border.

“CBP officials suspended operations to safely place impediments at the port of entry that would restrict access to a large group attempting to run through the border crossing,” the agency said in a statement. 

Pedestrian lanes into the U.S. at the San Ysidro Pedestrian East facility were also closed for several hours Monday before reopening for northbound traveler processing. However, lanes for foot traffic at the Pedestrian West facility crossing remained open throughout the closures.

More then 3,000 migrants have arrived in Tijuana and are expected to make their way to San Isidro which is San Diego’s main crossing to Tijuana. Hopefully things don’t get out of control.

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