You have to be crazy to go near the border.
El Paso has 700,000 residents and another 50,000 or so Mexicans in the city at any given time. With a population of 3/4 million there were 14 murders in 2011 and 5 murders in 2010.
It is crazy to cross the border. The US side is much safer than most large cities for now. I wonder how many people get hit by stray bullets in New York or Detroit.