Decreased traffic gives Border Patrol opportunity to screen vehicles in Rainbow

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Cars line up to be screened by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the agency's interior checkpoint in Rainbow. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
RAINBOW - It's a sight that many Southwest Riverside County commuters are no longer accustomed to seeing. The U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in Rainbow has been there since long before many residents of the Temecula Valley even moved to the area, but it's likely not something that is on most drivers' minds these days — the daily afternoon traffic backup on northbound Interstate 15 all the way to Winchester Road has seen to that. It's been a long time since Border Patrol agents have run the Rainbow checkpoint during the daily commute, but drivers who are still out and about despite Gov. Gavin Newsom's statewide stay-at-home order, whether for work or otherwise, may have noticed agents are once again checking vehicles just south of Temecula in the middle of the day. The sudden, sha
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