San Ysidro PedWest Border Crossing to Resume Limited Operations

San Ysidro PedWest Border Crossing to Resume Limited Operations

Travelers enter the El Chaparral border crossing port into the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Ysidro PedWest Port of Entry along the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on April 9, 2022. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)

City News Service

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Updated: 1/4/2024

SAN DIEGO—The PedWest border crossing in San Ysidro will resume limited operations Jan. 4 following its closure last month.
Starting at 6 a.m., northbound operations will be open until 2 p.m. daily, and southbound operations will be open each day from 3 to 11 p.m.
The PedWest crossing was closed in September and December, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stating both closures were in response to an influx of migrants at the San Diego County border. CBP officials said last month the closure would allow the agency to redirect resources to assist the U.S. Border Patrol at other border crossings in the county.
Some local elected officials criticized the latest closure as a blow to local businesses and people who cross regularly for work or to visit family on either side of the border.
In a statement regarding the Dec. 9 closure, CBP officials said the increased migrant presence was “fueled by smugglers peddling disinformation to prey on vulnerable individuals and encourage migration.”
A number of other border crossings along the southern United States were closed for similar reasons and Thursday will also mark the reopening of three other crossings in Arizona and Texas.
“CBP will continue to prioritize our border security mission as necessary in response to this evolving situation,” according to an agency statement. “We continue to assess security situations, adjust our operational plans, and deploy resources to maximize enforcement efforts against those non-citizens who do not use lawful pathways or processes—such as scheduling an appointment via CBP One—and those without a legal basis to remain in the United States.”
Those seeking to travel through the crossing were advised to check wait times at the CBP website.
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