Texas border inspections cause gridlock at U.S. entry

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2022
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to execute safety checks on commercial vehicles at the U.S.-Mexico border is slowing down traffic and business.

The International Bridge in Pharr, Texas was closed Monday, snarling traffic on the Mexican side of the border, where some drivers say they’ve been in line for several days.

Abbott has dubbed the searches “safety checks,” but says state troopers are also searching for immigrants, illegal cargo and drugs. In the first two since the measure was announced, troopers conducted 2,500 inspections and identified more than 8,000 violations,...

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