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Laredo Field Office Ports of Entry Continue Processing Commercial Traffic Despite Border Crisis

By R. Mitchell

LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Laredo Field Office (LFO) Ports of Entry continue to processes commercial shipments at the border despite the unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis along the Southwest border.

Recently, CBP’s OFO temporary re-assignment of up to 750 CBP officers who were deployed to areas being severely affected has not altered the LFO’s border security and trade facilitation priorities. Cargo operations at the Laredo Field Office Ports of Entry that extend from Del Rio to Brownsville, Texas are currently operating fewer truck lanes; however, CBP would like to emphasize that the normal cargo hours of operation remain in effect at all eight Laredo Field Office ports of entry and there are no plans at this time to reduce weekend hours.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and recommend they monitor Border Wait Times through various sources so they can get the latest information,” said Director of Field Operations, David P. Higgerson, Laredo Field Office.  “As events unfold, we will continue to communicate with our partners and travelers to keep the community up-to-date of any changes to operations or services at the ports of entry.

Border Wait Times can be checked via this link or also obtained in the BWT App on their smartphone via Apple App Store and Google Play (CBP BWT) so that they can observe the wait times at all the border crossings in order to make an informed decision on which bridge to use. These wait times are updated on an hourly basis.

For more information about the humanitarian and border security crisis on the Southwest border, please view Commissioner McAleenan’s press conference at

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R. Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief at Conservative Daily News, a Conservative political commentator, and a contributor at The Main Street Examiner. His views are his own and may not reflect those of the Main Street Examiner, its staff, leadership or ... much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and

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