The southern border isn’t closed, but already it’s a mess for trucks hauling goods from Mexico to the United States, snarling traffic at some of the busiest frontier crossings in the world.
A week of heated threats from President Donald Trump to “close” the border means Mexican companies are rushing to get as much cargo into the United States as they can, in case of a shutdown. Meanwhile, as many as 750 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were reassigned to border patrol sectors in late March, limiting the personnel needed to allow for the flow of goods from south to north.
As a result, wait times to cross the border have soared and can be as many as 10 hours longer than usual. Click here to read more.
- Border Crossings in March Reach Highest Level in a Decade (Axios)
- Truckers Gridlocked at US-Mexico Line as Border Agents Moved (Reuters)
- Shippers Say Trade Security Program Would Ease Congestion at Mexican Border (The Loadstar)
- Trump’s Convoluted, Confused Threat to Impose New Tariffs on Mexico (Washington Post)
- Trump Removes Top DHS Staff (Defense One)