Travel warning issued by State Department.

POSTED: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 8:36am

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 8:37am

The U-S State Department has issued a travel warning.

"It has authorized the departure of the dependents of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros until April 12."

The La Joya Police Department saying they have seen an increase of people living in Mexico trying to flee because of the violence.

"We have seen an increase of individuals coming across more individuals undocumented immigrants coming in."

If you must travel to Mexico take common sense precautions like only visit legitimate business and tourist areas.

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