If you were one of the unlucky thousand to get stuck in the insane traffic heading back into Tijuana last night, I’d like to start off by saying sorry. Traffic sucks.
I just got off the phone with the San Ysidro Port of Entry press guy and he says it was a “standard outbound operation,” meaning, they exercise their right to check people leaving the country every now and then when they have sufficient funding and staffing.
Essentially, they’re looking for terrorists, stolen cars, drugs, felons and undocumented workers, whom they process and deport.
The last part, the part about deporting the undocumented workers, is just sort of silly. They’re on their way back to Tijuana anyway, why clog up the system?
Anyway, there it is, the answer to your burning question.