Northbound individuals and cargo will have a new and modern border crossing point. Wait times to cross into the United States, travel times and operating costs will all be reduced. The Guadalupe – Tornillo project is one of the infrastructure projects undertaken by the Mexican government to promote economic competitiveness and improve security.

In his remarks, Mexican President Peña Nieto said, "Mexico seeks to make the U.S. border an area of ​​security and prosperity."

Mexico was represented at the inauguration by President Peña Nieto; Foreign Secretary Ruiz Massieu; Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray; and Communications and Transport Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza. The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker attended for the United States.