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do you have to have a passport to re enter the U.S. or will they let u through? I just need to go down there for a brief visit to the dentist but don't want to be stuck in mexico.

You don't need to worry about getting stuck in Mexico, if you don't have a passport, because border guards will probably not even let you through, especially if you're flying (don't know if Juarez has an airport), without a passport. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 18:32, 15 January 2008 (EST)

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Juárez is, basically, unsafe. It has become a war zone. Even people who have weathered crime and violence in the past ten years no longer go there unless they absolutely have too. The murder rate has quadrupled in the last year.

If it is so bad, how come it is growing by 5 %? It is one of the fastest growing cities! It is also a major port of entry with over 50K people crossing the border, if it was that bad, it wouldnt have that many people crossin the border. I won't deny Juárez has high crime, but it aint no war zone. Keep Smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 21:04, 24 November 2008 (EST).
I'm afraid you are mistaken, e.e... The cartels are getting really bad there, publishing lists of people they want killed, killing politicians and police officers execution style, etc. The media there only reports about 15% of what is really going on, because journalists end up on their hitlists too. Many people from El Paso who have gone there regularly all their lives have quit going there in recent months. Texugo 21:13, 24 November 2008 (EST)
Alright, I am just basing this on what I've learnt from the net, other sources, and people I know. Maybe one of those red thinggs at the topc? Keep Smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 21:18, 24 November 2008 (EST).

ee...Juarez's growth reflects the fact that Juarez has more jobs than many Mexican cities. It is also still a major port of entry. That being said, it is a battleground between the military, cartels, and other assorted criminals. 72.191.191.13

Also. Juarez has shrunk by 200,000 to 300,000 residents in the last year. Only an idiot would go there now. 69.171.160.21

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