Border agencies, truckers, leaders blast 'unnecessary' increased inspections stymying commerce
Gov. Greg Abbott lifted enhanced inspections at one border crossing Wednesday, after Nuevo León Governor Samuel García agreed to establish checkpoints and patrols to prevent unauthorized border crossings into Texas.
But truckers continued to wait hours to cross at the Ysleta and the Bridge of the Americas ports of entry in El Paso.
Truckers said they usually spend two or three hours crossing into El Paso from Juárez. After Gov. Greg Abbott announced new Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper inspections at ports of entry, truckers this week suddenly found themselves in 10-plus hour lines.