People wishing to travel from Arizona to Mexico should be warmed that it is not safe to do so. Many problems persist along the border, and no end seems to be in sight. Those who still want to do so can do so at six different places. United States residents must have a passport to travel to Mexico.
The first place one can pass from Artizona to Mexico is to leave Douglas, Arizona and enter Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. In the summer of 2007, the main police man in Agua Prieta was killed by gunfire, as was his bodyguard. Problems continue along this border crossing. Reports of kidnappings, home robberies and drug deals gone bad do not seem to be rigorously investigated nor solved.
The second place one can pass from Arizona to Mexico is from Naco, Arizona to Naco, Sonora, Mexico. Near this border crossing is frequent hand dug tunnels. These tunnels are used to smuggle illegal aliens from Mexico into the United States. These illegal aliens must pay for the right to use the tunnels, which are also often used to smuggle drugs into the United States. The illegal aliens are known for robbing and killing tourists.
The third place one can pass from Arizona to Mexico is at Nogales. This area is well known for its sexual prostitution problem that has resulted in young girls being kidnapped and forced to have sex with others. The Mexican police are remarkably reluctant to respond to this situation. Many graves have been found with hundreds of bodies in them.
Border agents have died in attempts to protect people in this area. 34 agents have given their lives in trying to protect the border in the last fifteen years. In 2010 alone, three agents died protecting the border. However, the incidents of rape, robberies and drug trafficking continue to rise.