Ports Of Entry Face Multiple Challenges

 

Via nogalesinternational.com

According to border experts and officials, the process gets delayed the most during customs inspections at the border that because ports of entry are understaffed and their need for investment is often overlooked.

According to a 2016 U.S. Customs and Border Protection report to Congress, CBP has 2,107 unfilled officer positions, despite an increase of more than 30 percent in trucks with goods crossing from Mexico over the last decade, according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

In Arizona, CBP’s Tucson sector had more than 20 percent of the unfilled positions, according to a letter the Arizona Border Counties Coalition sent to the state’s congressional delegation in August.

 

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