CBP denounces fake social media post on bridge closures

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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 10:47 am

CBP denounces fake social media post on bridge closures

By Jesus Sanchez
Staff Writer

Brownsville Herald

U.S. Customs and Border Protection sent out a statement saying a social media post written in Spanish about bridge closures that begins with “Aviso Importante” and contains a DHS seal is false.

In its statement, CBP says it is conducting operational readiness exercises, but they should not impede the flow of cross-border traffic at the international bridges.

“CBP is currently monitoring the situation regarding the caravan migrating from Central America toward the U.S. border,” the statement reads. “We continually assess the capabilities of our facilities throughout the Southwest border and have been making – and will continue to make – necessary preparations. These include participating in operational readiness exercises and the mobilization of resources as needed to ensure the facilitation of lawful trade and travel.”

The agency also stated it will be reinforcing staffing to ensure it can address any contingency.

“Regardless of the operational contingencies we may face, please know this: we will ensure border security – we will not allow a large group to enter the US unlawfully,” the statement reads. “We will act in accordance with the highest principles of law enforcement; and we will treat intending migrants humanely and professionally at all times. CBP’s highest priority is the safety and security of the American people, the traveling public, CBP personnel and the communities in which we serve.”



Wednesday, November 7, 2018 10:47 am.

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