CBP preparing for migrant caravan at ports of entry

The CBP Office of Field Operations will begin a Mobile Field Force training at the eight ports of entry between Del Rio and Brownsville to “secure our nation’s borders” in preparation for the potential arrival of a migrant caravan, according to a CBP news release.

“The MFF consists of practical exercises designed to train officers on CBP’s special response tactics,” said Director of Field Operations, David P. Higgerson, Laredo Field Office. “As they train to respond to any incident that may occur at the ports of entry, our priority is still the safety and security of the American people, international travelers, and our communities while facilitating legitimate trade and travel.”

As CBP officers conduct the drills, they urge the traveling public to be aware of the “high visibility operations.”