The US Mexico border is one of the most frequently crossed boundaries throughout the world, there are over 40 crossing points between the two countries. A high population percentage including both US and Mexican people frequently travel across the boundary divide.
The Southern American states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California align the boundary in the United States. The bordering states in Mexico consist of Sonora, Baja California, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and Chihuahua. The border crossings dissect the two countries throughout these states.
The placement of the US to Mexico border surrounding the state of Texas has been the subject of a sensitive factor of conflict and dispute for a number of years throughout American history.
During the Mexican American War in the nineteenth century, disagreements escalated over the boundaries between the two countries.
The Mexican people at the time believed that certain regions of land belonged to them, however the US disagreed and thought that the land in question was rightfully recorded as United States territory.
The result of the conflict led to a shift in the relative placement of the boundary. The currently recognised map is distinctly different and covers a much smaller percentage of land than it once would have in Mexican history.
The tourist hotspots of Cancun and Riviera Maya are a very long distance away from the US to Mexico border crossings.