Wait Times at Ports of Entry Increase During Holidays
POSTED: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 6:22pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 9:57am
EL PASO- Bundle up if you want to cross the border.
Wait times are longer during the holiday season. Border agents say that's because people who don't typically travel from the U.S. into Mexico make the trip to visit family or shop.
One El Paso woman says she waited in the cold for up to two hours just to get to Juarez.
"The lines are horrible no matter what time it is and it's freezing outside. On top of having to wait in line outside, the lines go very slowly," says Maria Marin, traveler.
To avoid the long lines, border crossers can apply for the secure electronic network for travelers rapid inspection program. The membership fee is about $25 a year and could help you cross the border in minutes.