Friday, July 13, 2007
The tragic, avoidable, death toll along the U.S.-Mexico border is expected to surge. When will our nation's immoral border strategy cease? We should not stand by idly as this tragedy continues.
Robin Emmott writes in Reuters:
Tougher security along the U.S.-Mexico border is forcing migrants to take more dangerous, remote routes to cross into the United States and pushing up the number of deaths in the desert.
This year could see a record of well over 500 such deaths. At least 275 Mexican bodies have been found in the first six months, according to a Mexican Congressional report backed by U.S. and Mexican border groups and academics.
They say at least 4,500 Mexicans have died trying to cross since the United States drastically increased border controls in late 1994 to stem illegal immigration. Click here for the rest of the story.