San Ysidro: The Nation's Busiest Crossing? - Voice of San Diego

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San Ysidro: The Nation's Busiest Crossing?

Checking one of the region’s colloquialisms.

Statement: San Ysidro is the busiest land crossing in the country.

Determination: True

Analysis: Here’s a list of the country’s top five crossings from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This data includes the estimated number of passengers and pedestrians in the last fiscal year.

  1. San Ysidro, Calif.: 30,329,459
  2. El Paso, Texas: 28,227,677
  3. Laredo, Texas: 19,846,778
  4. Hidalgo, Texas: 15,261,895
  5. Nogales, Ariz.: 12,759,443



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