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U.S.-Mexico border
Homicide and overall crime rates remain staggeringly high, while the government has done little to address the roots of insecurity.

Johnson’s recognition that homeland security requires striking a balance should be welcomed. Part of that balance involves the facilitation of legal trade with Mexico.

In a greater effort to target tax-evasion and thwart potential efforts of smuggling and corruption, the Mexican government has replaced its 700 customs agents with over 1,400 newly trained and better-educated customs inspectors who have undergone extensive background checks.