Lukeville border Crossing

herradura

Junior Member
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will temporarily close the Lukeville crossing on the Arizona-Mexico border from all traffic, starting Monday, due to the migrant surge, the agency announced Friday.

"Both northbound and southbound pedestrian and vehicle traffic at Lukeville Port of Entry will be suspended until further notice. Travelers can cross into or out of the United States through either the Nogales Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona or the San Luis Port of Entry in San Luis, Arizona," CBP said.

From Lukeville, Nogales is about 200 miles distant and San Luis is about 130 miles away. The Lukeville crossing is popular with Arizonans traveling to to Puerto Peñasco, known in the U.S. as Rocky Point or "Arizona’s beach".

CBP said:

“In response to increased levels of migrant encounters at the Southwest Border, fueled by smugglers peddling disinformation to prey on vulnerable individuals, CBP is surging all available resources to expeditiously and safely process migrants. CBP will continue to prioritize our border security mission as necessary in response to this evolving situation.

“Beginning on Monday, December 4th, CBP’s Office of Field Operations will temporarily suspend operations in Lukeville, Arizona, in order to redirect personnel to assist the U.S. Border Patrol with taking migrants into custody. ...

“As we respond with additional resources and apply consequences for unlawful entry, the migration trends shift as well. We continue to adjust our operational plans to maximize enforcement efforts against those noncitizens who do not use lawful pathways or processes such as CBP One™ and those without a legal basis to remain in the United States.”
 

joanC

Well Known Member
Hope the last person leaving Penasco puts the lights out!

I expect some of the motive for this action is political, to shine some light on Biden, Hobbs and the amoeba, Mayorkas.
 

joanC

Well Known Member
I calculate the required driving time from Penasco to PHX via Nogales to be 8.5 hrs and via San Luis/Yuma to be 6.5 hrs, both plus whatever time it takes to clear the border.
 

joanC

Well Known Member
Choose either one...your chances of getting RV Jacked and losing the towed car are about the same.
 

MIRAMAR

Well Known Member
Border closing indefinitely on Sunday at 8, according to Border Patrol. We just crossed. Make sure you get out in time- there's a lot of traffic coming down who may not realize about the border closure.
 

Old55

Well Known Member
Which crossing /route is more "motorhome towing a car" friendly?
Go Nogales Kea . Take Maraposa and the toll road not the free one at Magdalena . Turn off at the exit to Santa Ana then head to Caborca. Bring Pesos for the tolls and try not to drive at night……shit is heating up in Caborca again and cattle on the Coastal as you head from Caborca to Puerto Penasco.
 

Kea

Well Known Member
How is Caborca during the day?

How mountainous is this route? (Motorhomes don’t like mountains - LOL)
 

Old55

Well Known Member
I calculate the required driving time from Penasco to PHX via Nogales to be 8.5 hrs and via San Luis/Yuma to be 6.5 hrs, both plus whatever time it takes to clear the border.
Early as hell start from Phoenix is in order . I take it occasionally from Tucson to Santo zTomas and with no traffic problems can make it in 4 1/2 hours…so figure 7 from Phoenix to RP
 

Old55

Well Known Member
How is Caborca during the day?

How mountainous is this route? (Motorhomes don’t like mountains - LOL)
No problem Toll road all the way to Caborca then flat as a board . Watch for potholes
 

joanC

Well Known Member
I say San Luis. Great signage thru town and once on #3 straight thru. No other towns to deal with etc. You'll come in NW of Town.
Forget the headaches of the Caborca / Penasco Hwy. Which is usually full of potholes etc.
 

Old55

Well Known Member
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will temporarily close the Lukeville crossing on the Arizona-Mexico border from all traffic, starting Monday, due to the migrant surge, the agency announced Friday.

"Both northbound and southbound pedestrian and vehicle traffic at Lukeville Port of Entry will be suspended until further notice. Travelers can cross into or out of the United States through either the Nogales Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona or the San Luis Port of Entry in San Luis, Arizona," CBP said.

From Lukeville, Nogales is about 200 miles distant and San Luis is about 130 miles away. The Lukeville crossing is popular with Arizonans traveling to to Puerto Peñasco, known in the U.S. as Rocky Point or "Arizona’s beach".

CBP said:

“In response to increased levels of migrant encounters at the Southwest Border, fueled by smugglers peddling disinformation to prey on vulnerable individuals, CBP is surging all available resources to expeditiously and safely process migrants. CBP will continue to prioritize our border security mission as necessary in response to this evolving situation.

“Beginning on Monday, December 4th, CBP’s Office of Field Operations will temporarily suspend operations in Lukeville, Arizona, in order to redirect personnel to assist the U.S. Border Patrol with taking migrants into custody. ...

“As we respond with additional resources and apply consequences for unlawful entry, the migration trends shift as well. We continue to adjust our operational plans to maximize enforcement efforts against those noncitizens who do not use lawful pathways or processes such as CBP One™ and those without a legal basis to remain in the United States.”
This is obviously a political move by Bp to get the extra funding put back in that is threatened by the House leadership
 

Kea

Well Known Member
FWIW, our destination will be in TX. So San Luis is further out of the way. But we are more familiar with it, having driven through en route to Mexicali. But that was without the RV.
 

joanC

Well Known Member
FWIW, our destination will be in TX. So San Luis is further out of the way. But we are more familiar with it, having driven through en route to Mexicali. But that was without the RV.
Which Hwy 2 or 3? I've done both. #3 is my preferred route going to CA. I can't comment on the Nogales to Caborca but can on PP to Caborca.
 
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