Nogales-Morley Gate Port of Entry

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Nogales-Morley Gate Port of Entry
Nogales Morley Gate Pedestrian Border Station - panoramio.jpg
Entering the US through the Nogales-Morley Gate,
October 2000
Location
CountryUnited States
LocationMorley and International Blvd., Nogales, Arizona 85621
Coordinates31°19′58″N 110°56′29″W / 31.332750°N 110.941500°W / 31.332750; -110.941500Coordinates: 31°19′58″N 110°56′29″W / 31.332750°N 110.941500°W / 31.332750; -110.941500
Details
Opened1931
Phone(520) 397-2121
Hours10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Monday-Saturday) 10:00 AM-4:00 PM (Sunday)
Exit PortNogales, Sonora Mexico
Statistics
2011 Cars0
2011 Trucks0
Pedestrians(not separately reported, but believed to be about 840,000).[1]
Website
http://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/nogales
Morley Gate Garita as seen during construction in 1930

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 completed in 1931 and was expanded in 1949. Substantial renovations were performed in 2011.

In 2011, the Morley Gate facility was renovated to improve throughput and to provide more space and better lighting.[2] On busy days, over 10,000 people enter the United States through Morley Gate. It is one of only four land border pedestrian-only crossing in the United States, the others are the Boquillas Port of Entry in Big Bend National Park in Texas, the Cross Border Xpress at the Tijuana International Airport, and the PedWest component of the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

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  1. ^ Morley Gate, Not Just For Shoppers Anymore, Customs and Border Protection, retrieved July 11, 2012
  2. ^ Counts, Austin (July 28, 2011). "Update to Morley gate is half way there". Nogales International.