Tucson Ariz. -U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on Monday extended hours of operation at the San Luis II commercial crossing in San Luis, Arizona. The hours were extended to help facilitate the flow of legitimate trade during the peak of produce season which is expected to last until April 2013.
The extended hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours will remain the same 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The San Luis II Commercial Port is a state of the art inspection facility with the latest in design and technology. We recognize we have a mutual interest in securing our country and our communities, while also streamlining processes and seeking out innovative solutions to create more efficient borders, said William Brooks Acting Director of Field Operations. We want to thank our state and local stakeholders in supporting this expansion and in continuing dialogue about other, innovative ways to secure and facilitate travel.
CBP is committed to working with industry representatives, border stakeholders, Mexican government counterparts, elected officials, and other federal agencies to seek opportunities to support our mission of securing the borders while ensuring the flow of legitimate trade and travel across our borders.
For more information on hours of operation at CBP ports of entry, please visit the Ports of Entry and User Fee Airports page.
CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation's ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.