U.S. Border Patrol Reopens El Paso Sector Immigration Checkpoints
EL PASO, Texas – This morning, all six immigration checkpoints in the El Paso Sector have reopened and will be operating at full capacity.
In March 2019, due to the sharp increase of illegal aliens entering in the El Paso Sector’s area of responsibility, all checkpoints heading out of the area were closed. This allowed the various stations to provide support in the processing and care of the people who are in our custody. While the El Paso Sector is still experiencing significantly higher traffic in our area, the funding for additional infrastructure, along with personnel support from government agencies throughout the country has allowed a significant number of agents to return to their primary assignments, to include immigration checkpoints.
The men and women of the Border Patrol will continue to do all we can to protect our communities and country, while at the same time do our best to treat the people in our custody with professionalism, dignity and respect.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-800-635-2509 toll free.
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 securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.