Border wait times swell at San Ysidro’s PedEast after closure of key pedestrian border crossing

Border-crossers reported wait times of four to five hours at PedEast, while vehicle wait times also grew since the closure of PedWest over the weekend

The look of weariness was unmistakable when asked how long each had waited in the border crossing pedestrian line in Tijuana. The typical answer: between four and five hours, they estimated as they left the PedEast crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Monday.

“It’s frustrating,” said Nicolas Tercero, a Tijuana resident. “Sometimes you even regret being in line.”

Over the weekend border-crossers reported longer than expected wait times, even for one of the busiest seasons of the year. Delays are attributed in part to the recent closure of the PedWest border crossing located half a mile away from the PedEast border crossing.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced last week the temporary closure of PedWest in order to allocate more resources to process the increase in migrants who have recently arrived at the border. It is PedWest’s second temporary closure this year for the same reason.

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