To the editor:

I was amazed when on my way to Tucson this morning the check stop north of Whetstone was closed. I understand that it happens sometimes but why now with the crisis at the border. Is this a permanent closure to allow illegals to simple access I-10 to move into any place they want to go?

Bill McCormick

Sierra Vista

Editor’s note: The Herald/Review reported on Jan. 28 that local Border Patrol checkpoints had been closed down in order to shirt resources to the border.