Every workday, Dr. Jessica Nitardy leaves her home near El Paso, Texas and drives for more than an hour to the Mexican border. She crosses immigration and heads to her dental practice in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which until recently was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
But the patients she sees arenâ€™t Mexicanâ€”almost all are American.
â€œI can count my Mexican patients on my fingers,â€ she told me in a phone interview. â€œNo, they all come from Austin, Houston, even Florida, Colorado, Alaska ... â€
The reason? Look at this chart:
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