The U.S.-Mexico relationship is defined by incredible exchange. Nowhere is this clearer than at the nearly 2,000-mile-long border, where more than $1 billion in goods crosses daily. Workers, students and consumers also legally cross the border an estimated 1 million times every day at dozens of different ports of entry. Meanwhile, close collaboration has helped sister cities along the border, like San Diego-Tijuana and El Paso-Ciudad Juárez, forge competitive and dynamic binational economies. Here, AQ looks at the extent of Mexico and the United States’ economic and demographic connections.
Our charticle maps the economic and human interactions that define the U.S.-Mexico relationship.
by Brendan O’Boyle