Mexico, U.S. to open joint border inspection stations

Mexico and the United States said on Thursday they will open two jointly staffed border stations on Mexican soil in a bid to streamline trade and improve communication at the frontier, which has suffered due to tensions over migration.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray announced the program at a news conference in Mexico City, saying it would help speed up commerce at a congested border.

The pre-inspection stations will allow goods to be reviewed only once, instead of two separate times by U.S. and Mexican agents, they said. "I view . . .

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