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Ports of entry

President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico. Today we look at the yearly movement of vehicles and people between the two nations.

According to the U.S. government, the San Ysidro port of entry is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. Its one of three ports of entry near San Diego area.

The checkpoint processes an average of 70,000 northbound vehicle passengers and 20,000 northbound pedestrians daily.

The map shows pedestrian and personal vehicle totals at 26 border crossings in 2018. The totals are from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.In 2017, 85 percent of goods traded between the U.S. and Mexico were transported by truck or rail, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Steady trafficMore personal vehicles pass through San Ysidro than any other port of entry. Heres how the flow of cars has fluctuated over the years.

san ysidro traffic

According to Business Insider, two-way trade across the border totals $1.4 billion per day and takes place at 25 major ports of land entry between the U.S. and Mexico. Among these are 39 crossing points (high-volume locations such as Laredo, Brownsville and Nogales have multiple crossing points), of which 22 are open all day, every day.

Border crossing delays can cost billions of dollars in trade. In 2011, Bloomberg estimated that delays at the U.S.-Mexico bordRead More – Source

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