Amistad Dam Port of Entry Set to Reopen
DEL RIO, TX – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Laredo Field office announced that the Amistad Dam International Bridge will reopen and resume normal operation hours of 10am-6pm on Saturday, June 8, 2019 after a month-long closure.
This news comes after U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) penned a letter to CBP Acting Commissioner John Sanders urging CBP to reopen the port of entry.
“Maintaining the standard hours of operation at the Amistad Dam Port of Entry will allow the flow of legitimate trade and travel to continue flowing efficiently and effectively, ensuring the continued vitality of the local, state and national economies,” said Hurd. “This is welcome news from CBP and I am glad to have helped in this effort to reopen the port of entry after receiving calls from many of my constituents in Del Rio. I will continue do all that I can to fight for South and West Texans.”
“The re-opening of the Amistad Dam Port of Entry is welcome news for the Del Rio community and all of Texas,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Facilitating increased trade and travel across our border will contribute to the vibrant economy and culture along the Texas-Mexico border.”
“Additional security measures will be in place as we continue our work toward facilitating legitimate travel and trade at our port of entry,” said Port Director Liliana Flores, Del Rio Port of Entry. “The Amistad Dam Port of Entry is not designated as a migrant processing facility and does not have the infrastructure nor personnel to process persons who are requesting credible fear. We highly encourage those travelers to use the Del Rio Port of Entry.”