Thursday, June 27, 2013
If you have been a regular reader of the ImmigrationProf blog, this really is old news. Here is another report -- this one by the Binational Migration Institute at the University of Arizona -- about deaths along the U.S./Mexico border. As Cindy Carcoma in the Los Angeles Times summarizes:
"The numbers of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally into this country are at historical lows, but a report released Wednesday shows that the death rates among these migrants are at an all-time high in the southern Arizona desert.
The deaths have likely increased because those who still choose to cross the border illegally are traveling for longer periods of time — mostly on foot — through more remote areas to avoid detection by border enforcement officials, suggest data collected by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner."