New US law would require DHS to start scanning every vehicle at border

SAN DIEGO — A new U.S. law signed Jan. 5 requires every vehicle, truck and freight train that crosses into the United States from Mexico or Canada to be scanned and inspected at ports of entry with X-ray or similar technology. If enforced, the new scanning requirements could cause major traffic congestion at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, and cost cargo importers millions of dollars a day. In recent years, border agents have been increasingly using X-ray technology to detect illegal drugs and weapons. For example, Customs and Border Protection officers used an X-ray machine in June 2019 to dete…

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