Thursday, June 27, 2013

Death on the Border Chapter 1001: In Arizona, border crossings down, but migrant deaths on rise

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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."

KJ

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