Nogales, Ariz. - The DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. will be undergoing much-needed structural improvements to the eight passenger processing booths beginning July 26.
"It has been more than 20 years since these booths were structurally improved," said Port Director Guadalupe Ramirez. "We've upgraded the technology inside the booths about two years ago but this improvement will better protect our officers from the elements."
Improvements also will enhance the layout of the technological equipment that Customs and Border Protection officers use to process travelers arriving from Mexico, resulting in faster service.
During these structural improvements, which are expected to continue through September, travelers are reminded that the Mariposa Port of Entry has four lanes that are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and could be used an alternate port of entry.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.