Deconcini and Morley Ports of Entry, Nogales

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The Nogales Port of Entry evolved over time, rather than being planned. When an international fence divided Nogales in the early 20th century, vehicles were inspected at a gate at Grand Avenue, trains were inspected just east of there, and pedestrians were inspected further to the east at Morley Avenue. A small tile-roofed inspection station was built in the 1920s and remained until substantial renovations were performed in 2010.
In 2011, the Morley Gate facility was renovated to improve throughput and to provide more space and better lighting. On busy days, over 10,000 people enter the United States through Morley Gate. It is one of only two land border pedestrian-only crossing in the United States, the other is Boquillas Crossing in Big Bend National Park in Texas.
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  • Last border crossing was the worst ever! It took us 3 hours to drive 850 meters! Next time we'll go to another entry point. For several years we have gone through this entry without a hitch...  more »
  • Don't believe the nonsense you see on tv. Nogales is NOT a war zone. The American side is literally a quiet small town other than the bit of border traffic. Very little violence. I've never felt...  more »

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