What You Need to Know:
Today, a US border crossing in Texas stopped access to vehicles attempting to cross and another border crossing in Arizona throttled the number of vehicles it allowed in.
According to authorities, the reason for this closure is to move resources towards stopping illegal crossings at the border.
In a statement, Customs and Border Protection commented, “The U.S. is continuing to see increased levels of migrant encounters at the Southwest Border, fueled by smugglers peddling disinformation to prey on vulnerable individuals and encourage migration… As we respond with additional resources and apply consequences for unlawful entry, the migration trends shift as well.”
Note that this past September was the second-highest recorded month of people arrested for illegally crossing the Mexico–United States border. However, this past October did see a decrease in arrests from previous months.