TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced today that the vehicle Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) lane at the Port of Nogales’s DeConcini crossing will now be open from 6 a.m. until midnight, on weekends, starting Friday, Dec. 23.
“We are extending the operating hours for the SENTRI lanes at the DeConcini crossing to enhance the trusted traveler’s border crossing experience. Additionally, we are hopeful that others will notice the benefits and be encouraged to apply for the Trusted Traveler Program,” said Joe Agosttini, Acting Port Director.
Previously, the SENTRI vehicle lane was open 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., seven days a week.
SENTRI is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Participants may enter the United States by using dedicated primary lanes into the United States at Southern land border ports. Travelers must be pre-approved for the SENTRI program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and in-person interview before enrollment. Interested parties may visit https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/goes/jsp/login.jsp
Travelers may also consult the CBP website
to monitor border wait times. Information is updated hourly and is useful in planning trips and identifying periods of light usage and or shorter waits.
CBP’s Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation’s food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP’s mission includes keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws. Follow us on Twitter @CBPArizona.