At San Diego, at least, the border has become more orderly

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump's portrait of a border out of control doesn't square with what people see every day in and around San Diego, the nation's busiest point of entry.

A 14-mile (22.3-kilometer) fence and tougher U.S. enforcement have dramatically reduced the illegal flow of immigrants across this stretch of border. At the same time, the legal movement of Mexicans and Americans back and forth across the international boundary for business or pleasure has been getting faster and more efficient.

Serious problems persist. For one thing, the crossing at San Diego has become a favored route for methamphetamine smugglers. Still, sneaking across this stretch has become far more difficult, even for the most fit and fearless.