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Expects Delays Crossing the U.S./Mexico Border at San Ysidro, Otay Mesa

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has recently announced that in anticipation of the migrant caravan, lane closures will begin on November 13, 2018 at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry.

At least three northbound vehicle lanes at San Ysidro and one lane at Otay Mesa will be closed. CBP will be installing pre-position port hardening infrastructure equipment to increase security in preparation for the arrival of the caravan.

The Department of Defense will also be installing barricades, fencing, and take other reinforcement measures along the border area.

As a result of these lane closures, persons traveling northbound to the United States at San Ysidro or Otay Mesa will experience increased wait times.

CBP is expected to provide further updates once these lanes are re-opened.

Over the next few weeks, CBP expects to receive thousands of migrants from Central America requesting asylum at the border. It is estimated that 2,000 migrants have arrived in Tijuana, and another 7,000 will soon make their way closer to the U.S./Mexico border.