They can’t require the government to open them, they have a right over process. That said who knows what a court would decide.
Via Daily Caller:
New Mexico’s Otero County declared a state of emergency Wednesday, demanding that the governor deploy the National Guard to re-open Customs and Border Protection (CBP) checkpoints.
The resolution was passed unanimously and emphasized the need for checkpoints, which were closed in March, to stop the passage of drugs and to halt illegal crossings at the border. The checkpoints were closed temporarily “to assist with the processing of these aliens,” a CBP statement read, according to the Alamogordo Daily News.
“If this demand is not met by the State of New Mexico in one week’s time, the County of Otero will take action itself to provide security and safety and well-being for the people in this county,” said Otero County Commission Chairman Couy Griffin to the Alamogordo Daily News.
“Otero County will also consider litigation in regards to the State of New Mexico failing to follow its constitutional duties towards the people of Otero County,” Griffin added.