War at the Mexico – United States border

War at the Mexico - United States border

War at the Mexico - United States border

The Mexican border of the United States is the most frequently crossed international border in the world, with about 250 million people estimated to cross it every year. The border is 3,169 km long and crosses over major urban areas like El Paso, Columbus, Juárez, Chihuahua and San Diego, passing thru   inhospitable deserts. The US states that lay along the Mexican border are: California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, while on the other side the Mexican states along the border are Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.

US authorities estimate that half a million people enter illegal into the United States each year even if it’s guarded by more than 1,700 border patrol agents. Most of the security forces are stationed around major cities, and as a consequence the migration redirected into the most desolate and desert areas of the border, increasing the mortality rate of illegal immigrants.

Another problem in the area is the Mexican war between the two drugs cartels that fight for Juarez Plaza, the state’s drug trafficking corridor. The near border city Juarez is the most violent city in Mexico, having more than 2,600 drug-related deaths in 2009. Is estimated that until April this year, more than 800 people were killed in Juarez.

Because of the drugs cartels’ war that runs in Mexico, citizens from Texas and Arizona are terrified. The violence started to cross over the border and some drugs and immigration related killings were reported in the two states. The authorities say they cannot do more to stop the Mexican violence crossing the border so the Americans living near the Mexican border can do only one thing: to arm their selves and  to pay attention to strangers that pass through their land.

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