Friday, July 6, 2007
It is a little past 7 a.m. PST and the mercury has almost hit 100 degrees in Phoenix, Arizona. Do not be surprised if you start reading stories about more migrants found dead on the U.S./Mexico border region. The death toll mounts as border enforcement measures, which have been accompanied by an increase in the undocumented population in the last decade, have heightened the dangers of crossing and made human smuggling a growth industry.
Death is one of the costs of U.S. border enforcement policy.