TUCSON – It is Good Friday and that means there is a rush at the border.
“During the Easter holiday is one of our busiest times of the year,” said Hugo Nunez, Supervisory U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer.
Nunez says it is mostly people coming into the U.S. to visit family for the holiday, but he says there will be some traffic heading into Mexico as well.
BORDER RUSH: Here is what the DeConcini port of entry looked like on Wednesday. @CBPArizona tells us Easter is one of the busiest times at this crossing. We’re live at the border this morning with how it looks today. @KVOA #border #borderrush pic.twitter.com/zeJBh1VmdD
— Kendra Hall (@kendrahallTV) April 19, 2019
“The best thing people can do is have their documents in order,” Nunez said. “If you are a U.S. citizen, have a passport card or a passport book. If you are a legal, permanent resident or a visitor to to the U.S. then have your documents in order.”
Earlier this week it took almost four hours to cross the border and Nunez says it is only going to get worse leading up to Easter Sunday.
“People should prepare for significant delays,” said Nunez. “I can’t give an exact time frame because it depends on different times of the day, but they should prepare. Bring some water and prepare for the crossing.”
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