Dec 3, 2014

Mexico halts immigration inspection at Otay Mesa

UTSanDiego: Following protests from Baja California business and political leaders, Mexican immigration authorities on Tuesday suspended a program at the Otay Mesa border crossing requesting that foreign pedestrians show a passport and say how long they plan to stay in Mexico.

The head of the Baja California office of Mexico’s National Migration Institute, Rodulfo Figueroa Pacheco, confirmed that it was back to business as usual at the port, where some 6,000 visitors cross southbound on foot on any given day. Pedestrian visitors can voluntarily register with Mexican immigration authorities, but won’t be asked to do so, he said. Read more. 

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