Wait times at El Paso area international crossings are expected to increase as Customs and Border Protection agents deploy to Arizona and California ahead of the expected arrival of the Central American migrant caravans.
CBP West Texas tweeted the following Tuesday evening:
#CBP El Paso is advising travelers who utilize the El Paso, Tornillo and Santa Teresa ports to expect lane closures and longer processing times starting Nov 14. CBP officers are being deployed to Arizona and California to support CBP’s caravan response. Please plan accordingly.— CBP West Texas (@CBPWestTexas) November 14, 2018
The agency did not specify how many agents would travel to the other states.
A small group of about 80 migrants that traveled ahead of the first caravan arrived Sunday in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego.
The first larger wave of asylum seekers appeared to be headed in the same direction, but was still more than 1,000 miles away as of Monday.
You can check current bridge wait times here.