They'll increase security at the border crossings in Tijuana and Tecate to prevent migrants from crossing illegally.
It was also noted that there was a lack of CBP agents assigned to the border crossing gates.
Despite the lifting of non-essential border crossing restrictions, the US administration emphasized that the country's borders with Mexico and Canada remain closed to all those who do not have legal permits to enter, alluding to migrants.
DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE, the US Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, said that the US and Mexican governments are working together to combat criminal gangs, polleros, and those who give migrants false hope of crossing the border.
Because the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency does not have enough agents to monitor border crossings, he added that the National Migration Institute of Mexico would install filters at the Tijuana and Tecate checkpoints to prevent illegal immigrants or drugs crossings.
"CBP talked to the National Migration Institute about putting checkpoints (control points) one mile or one kilometer from the gatehouse so we can detect risk vehicles with more foresight," Ken Salazar remarked.
It should be remembered that this would occur after a group of people attempted to enter the United States illegally through a Tijuana gatehouse, resulting in the arrest of seven Russian nationals. On another occasion, people from Asian and Latin American countries pretended to enter the United States illegally through legally established border crossings.
Video: Ken Salazar, the US Ambassador to Mexico, pays his first visit to Tijuana.