A big group of individuals in Mexico approached a US border entry level in El Paso, Texas, Sunday in an try at mass entry into the nation, inflicting disruptions alongside the border and authorities to erect barricades, US Customs and Border Safety mentioned.
The group made a formation and approached the worldwide boundary at El Paso, “posing a possible risk to make a mass entry,” CBP mentioned in an announcement.
Customs and Border Safety officers “carried out port hardening measures” on the Paso del Norte Worldwide Bridge Sunday afternoon, briefly halting northbound site visitors, CBP mentioned.
“CBP is working to keep up the authorized and orderly circulation of entry to the U.S. whereas defending the protection and safety of official commerce and journey, CBP amenities and the CBP workforce,” the company mentioned.
The company mentioned it additionally used bodily boundaries to limit entry, and site visitors was briefly halted on the bridge however reopened Sunday night, CBP mentioned.
Giant migrant teams additionally disrupted two different border crossings Sunday, CBP mentioned. Barricades had been used for lower than an hour earlier within the day at each the close by Stanton border crossing and on the Bridge of the Americas crossing, the company mentioned.
Crowds on the bridge had been subsiding Sunday night, El Paso Deputy Metropolis Supervisor Mario D’Agostino instructed CNN.
“At the moment EOC (Emergency Operations Middle) has shut down. Crowds [have] subsided and it’s simply being monitored,” D’Agostino mentioned.
Whereas giant teams had been seen gathered on the Mexican facet of the port of entry, D’Agostino mentioned, “no breach has occurred.”