Sonoyta exit improvements

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  1. JoseAz

    JoseAz Well-Known Member

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    We came through the border yesterday evening and I notices a bunch of guys doing some demolition on the walkway/buildings on the exit side of the Mexico port of entry. I talked with the agent. They are taking down portions of a building to add another exit lane into the US.
    Removing that bottleneck should help get through at busy times, if our border guard staffs up.

    I hope they train the one armed guy and tortilla ladies on the new traffic plattern :)
     
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  2. mondone

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    Municipal coppers may not be happy about it. May cut into their "escort to the front on the line" tips.
     
  3. Roberto

    Roberto Well-Known Member

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    Since the bottleneck is on the US side don't see how widening on the Mex side will help . Just enlarges the parking lot on the Mex. side that the exit lanes create.
     
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  4. JoseAz

    JoseAz Well-Known Member

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    Its a start......
     
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  5. JoseAz

    JoseAz Well-Known Member

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    Lukeville Border Crossing Will Soon Have SENTRI Lane


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    Everyone who has crossed from Rocky Point back into the USA on a Sunday after a busy weekend knows all too well the pain of waiting in line for an hour, or two, or even longer before continuing the trip home, turning an easy 4 hour drive into a "now we have to stop for lunch" kind of drive. Still well worth the trouble to visit Rocky Point, but soon there will be another option available - a dedicated SENTRI lane.


    What is a SENTRI lane? SENTRI stands for Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection, and it is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers through the border checkpoints. Participants may enter the United States by using a dedicated primary lane into the United States at participating Southern land border ports.


    How do I get a SENTRI card? It's easy. Just follow these steps:

    1. Create a Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) System account. Regardless of your age, you must have your own TTP account.
    2. Log in to your TTP account and complete the application. A non-refundable fee is required with each completed application.
    3. After accepting your completed application and fee, CBP will review your application. If your application is conditionally approved, then your TTP account will instruct you to schedule an interview at a SENTRI Enrollment Center. Each applicant must schedule a separate interview.
    4. You will need to bring your valid passport(s) and one other form of identification, such as a driver's license or ID card to the interview. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you must present your permanent resident card. Also, required are vehicle registration and evidence of United States automobile insurance by a company authorized to write automobile insurance in the United States.
    Where is are SENTRI Enrollment Centers in AZ located? OK, so not terribly convenient locations for those living in Phoenix or Tucson, but very likely worth the trip, considering all of the time you'll save in future trips crossing the border.


    Douglas, Arizona Enrollment Center

    1012 G Avenue Suite 107

    Contact Information: (520) 417-7440


    Nogales, Arizona Enrollment Center

    9 N. Grand Avenue

    Contact Information: (520) 375-5801


    San Luis, Arizona Enrollment Center

    1375 South Avenue E.

    Contact Information: (928) 722-6801


    The City of Sonoyta is also adding a lane of traffic so that the line doesn't stretch so far back from the border and there is talk of adding more inspection stations in the near future as well. Of course, as we all know, having a lot of stations doesn't mean much unless there are Customs Agents working those stations. But, hopefully, adding Agents is part of the plan as well. In any case, this will be a definite improvement and should really help save time for frequent visitors to Rocky Point.
     
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  6. Queen of Kings

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    Pass. A lot of hoops to jump through. I will just leave early and avoid all the lines. Don't really need the feds looking down at me at an interview asking me all sorts of questions they have no business asking.
     
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  7. fatboyharley

    fatboyharley Well-Known Member

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    I had my interview at Sky Harbor at the TSA office last year Was very easy and gives me precheck privileges while flying.
     
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