Carrying on/near International Bridge (US-Mexico)

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    Carrying on/near International Bridge (US-Mexico)

    Due to the recent surge of violence in Juarez I have had to close my business operations there until it subsides.
    Juárez violence is boon to non-cartel criminals - El Paso Times

    I had an associate meet me near the international bridge to give him some money so he can tie some loose ends pertaining to the warehouse we were leasing. I was carrying my XD as I walked towards the bridge and doubled back to leave my weapon in the vehicle since I was unsure if I could carry since its government property. I looked it up but cant find anything pertaining to the int'l. bridges. There definitely werent any signs posted other than the one crossing into Mexico. I know that carrying on the actual bridge to Mexico is a very bad idea, but how about on the premises of the US side? Any input is appreciated.

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    The U.S. half of international bridges are maintained by the State in which the bridge is located. The bridge in El Paso/Juarez is part of the Texas highway system and, thus, the Texas Department of Transportation. CBP, ICE and the Port OIC each oversee their respective areas of responsibility, but the bridge, itself, belongs to Texas (at least our half of it does).
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    nuparadigm, thanks for the response. So then carrying on the US side is fine as long as there is a CHL, correct?

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    1. Face North
    2. Run as fast as you can.
    3. Don't look back
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    Do business by the bridge, look like a drug dealer...
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    Negative there, Husker. Thats who I am trying to avoid by not crossing over into their terrritory.

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    Do what TOF and AZ Husker said

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    Very sad commentary

    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    1. Face North
    2. Run as fast as you can.
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    Stay as safe as you can.
    Not all that many years ago I had a former graduate student attend medical school in Juarez, live in El Paso, and simply walk across each day.

    The school is closed, and has been for a number of years, and in any case, it wouldn't be a safe thing to do any longer.

    Mexico has to get its house in order, its act together, whatever, before they become another Somalia. We need to do everything we can to help for our own sake.

    For now though, I'm with TOF. Stay the heck away.

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    I have already ceased doing business in Mexico. This was a satellite operation of my facility here in El Paso. I know that things need to get better before I will go back into business there.

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    One wouldn't think that Mexico would be that dangerous any more...most of it's residents have all crawled, walked, or high jumped into the U.S.
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