Couy Griffin, chairman of the Otero County Board of Commissioners, stands at the Border Patrol’s abandoned U.S. Route 70 checkpoint in New Mexico. The Border Patrol checkpoints have been shutdown in the El Paso Sector as agents have been diverted to deal with an influx of immigrants.

Couy Griffin, chairman of the Otero County Board of Commissioners, stands at the Border Patrol’s abandoned U.S. Route 70 checkpoint in New Mexico. The Border Patrol checkpoints have been shutdown in the El Paso Sector as agents have been diverted to deal with an influx of immigrants.