A surge of migrants in Lukeville is forcing Customs and Border Patrol to temporarily close the Lukeville Port of Entry. CBP Personnel will only focus on taking migrants into custody – pedestrians and travelers wishing to cross the border, must do so miles away.
The increase of migrants at the border is still wreaking havoc on the U.S. Government. The influx is also causing a slowdown in traffic to businesses that depend heavily on legal immigration to keep them afloat.
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“While we continue to collect evidence, I want to say this very clearly: State-sanctioned kidnapping is not a public policy choice, it is immoral and disgusting,” Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a statement.
During a court hearing, attorneys representing the nine states that have sued to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program argued the updated policy is essentially the same as the 2012 memo that first created it and asked U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to again find the program illegal.
With Title 42 set to expire tomorrow, May 11, local medical resources are preparing for a possible influx of migrants in the coming days and months. The common consensus among many is that while they are prepared now, they are uncertain of the future.
With Title 42 set to end on Thursday, law enforcement agencies across the state, including the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, are preparing for a large number of migrants at the border. Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said their biggest challenge will be the number of releases.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced changes to the CBP One app to expand the number of appointments available, allow for additional time to complete requests and prioritize those who have been waiting for the longest.