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U.S.-Mexico border crossing lane reduction pinching drivers

Posted at 11:39 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 14:39:31-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Recent changes at the border are being felt as President Trump considers a total border shutdown to combat the immigration crisis.

Customs and Border Protection officials announced the reduction of the commercial lanes at Otay Mesa from 10
lanes to 8 Tuesday.

“4 to 5 hours,” said one driver who added another man in his fleet took more than 6 hours to make it across

Companies say drivers are missing deadlines or just skipping the day altogether to avoid the delays.

“They lose millions,” said driver Benjamin Alfaro on the already cumbersome process taking even longer, “so if
they don’t do that in the normal time of course they lose money. It’s a lot of pressure on everybody.”

The President is expected visit the Southwestern border on Friday.