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Delays in border trade cost the US billions of dollars

by Mónica Ortiz Uribe, Fronteras Desk | Take Two

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Trucker Alejandro Rivera fills out paperwork after delivering a load from a factory in Ciudad Juárez to a warehouse in El Paso. Mónica Ortiz Uribe/Fronteras Desk

Time is money anywhere, but especially at the US-Mexico border. The U.S. and Mexico trade more than a billion dollars in goods every day, and all that commerce comes through land crossings that spread from California to Texas. 

The problem is once that commercial traffic reaches the border it runs into long bottlenecks. In part two of the Fronteras Desk's series on delays at the border, Mónica Ortiz Uribe reports on the economic consequences and reaction in the U.S. Congress.

RELATED: See part 1 of the Fronteras Desk's series

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