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US-Mexico border crossings seeing alarming surge 3/3/21

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US-Mexico border crossings seeing alarming surge 3/3/21Recent fatalities in a Southern California highway crash were part of a group of migrants suspected of crossing through a hole cut by smugglers through a steel fence along the U.S Mexico border border, federal officials said on Wednesday.

 US-Mexico border crossings seeing “Significant Surge”

Families seeking a better life in the U.S. and overwhelmed border patrol agents trying to contain the surge. video

U.S Mexico Border

The Mexico–United States border  is an international border separating Mexico and the United States, extending from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east. The border traverses a variety of terrains, ranging from urban areas to deserts. The Mexico–United States border is the most frequently crossed border in the world, with approximately 350 million documented crossings annually. It is the tenth-longest border between two countries in the world.

The total length of the continental border is 3,145 kilometers (1,954 mi). From the Gulf of Mexico, it follows the course of the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) to the border crossing at Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and El Paso, Texas. Westward from El Paso–Juárez, it crosses vast tracts of the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts to the Colorado River Delta and San Diego–Tijuana, before reaching the Pacific Ocean.

The U.S. states along the border, from west to east, are CaliforniaArizonaNew Mexico, and Texas. The Mexican states along the border are Baja CaliforniaSonoraChihuahuaCoahuilaNuevo León, and Tamaulipas. Among the U.S. states, Texas has the longest stretch of the border with Mexico, while California has the shortest. Among the states in Mexico, Chihuahua has the longest border with the United States, while Nuevo León has the shortest. Along the border are 23 U.S. counties and 39 Mexican municipalities.

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