The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is adding 20 officers to Port Huron’s port of entry, according to a statement from Rep. Candice Miller’s office.
The agency is increasing its manpower by 2,000 officers nationwide using money authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. It is increasing manpower at Detroit’s port of entry by 50.
“Our Customs and Border Protection officers serving in Port Huron provide important protective services that keep our entryways safe, including those screening traffic and commerce across the Blue Water Bridge,” said Miller, R-Harrison Twp., in a statement.
“However, as the second busiest land crossing on the northern tier, its traffic can quickly overwhelm current screening capabilities, causing backups and delays,” she said. “While completing the unfinished plaza at the bridge is the only real long-term solution, adding additional officers to this crossing will undoubtedly help alleviate traffic congestion and improve the flow of commerce