Thursday, February 28, 2013
Death on the Border: South Texas overtaking Arizona as place where more border crossers die
Deaths on the U.S./Mexico border continue to be a direct consequence of increased U.S. border enforcement efforts. But does anyone care?
University of Arizona anthropologist Robin Reineke, who came here to research the growing migrant deaths, was surprised by the lack of humanitarian presence to which she had grown accustomed in Arizona: Groups that set out water, erect warning signs to deter crossings, connect with families searching for the missing. For more on why South Texas appears to be overtaking Arizona as the place where more border crossers die, click here.