Eagle Pass Bridge Temporary Closing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced yesterday afternoon, September 20, that they were temporarily suspending cargo entry and north bound vehicle processing at Bridge 1 and the international railway crossing bridge in the Port of Eagle Pass, Texas. Bridge 2 is open, but movements are delayed CBP is redirecting the personnel at these sites at Eagle Pass to assist the U.S.  Border Patrol deals with a large surge of migrants at Eagle Pass and at the Port of Del Rio.  The Port of Del Rio has not had services suspended.  CBP is implementing its Business Resumption Contingency Plans at the ports to keep open services moving and to help Eagle Pass deal with the delays. The Laredo Field Office of CBP has noted that the ports of Brownsville, Del Rio, Laredo, Hidalgo/Phar, Rio Grande City, Progress, and Roma are still open as options for crossings.  There are surges of migrants all along the southern border that may affect services at other ports as CBP will pull some officers from clearances to assist the Border Patrol as needed and there may be delays on wait times on releases, but there have been no other suspensions of service.