For many years, the Columbus New Mexico Port of Entry was the gateway for New Mexico’s only border town. The U.S. government first built a Customs Inspection station in Columbus, New Mexico in 1902. In 1916, that building was damaged during a raid by bandits led by Pancho Villa. The building has been refurbished and stands as part of Pancho Villa State Park.
An inspection station has stood at the US-Mexico border south of Columbus since the 1940s. The current border inspection station was built by the General Services Administration in 1989. $80 million has been allocated to build a new port of entry where construction will start later in 2015 and be completed by 2018.
The NMBA was instrumental in the construction of the $3.5 million bypass, the canopy to shade the tourists and the parking lot. Recently, NMBA committed $10,000 to the village of Columbus for infrastructure for a transportation study and $50,000 for a flood control feasibility study.
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