It appears that the year 2022 will set an unimaginable new record for the number of people killed in border-related incidents along the United States-Mexico border.
According to Priscilla Alvarez, a reporter for CNN, there have been 748 deaths along the southern border of the United States since October. This number represents an increase from the 557 deaths that occurred during the previous fiscal year.
According to Alvarez, this year has the potential to be the worst year and the bloodiest fiscal year. An official from the Department of Homeland Security has informed him that there have been 748 casualties along the southwest frontier so far in this fiscal year. That number is with still one month left in the fiscal year. To put this into perspective, there were 557 deaths recorded in the prior fiscal year (2021), whereas there were only 247 deaths recorded in the fiscal year 2020.
These estimates are based solely on the fatalities that have been verified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which means that there may be hundreds more deaths that have not been reported.
NEW: Nearly 750 migrants have died at the US southern border this fiscal year, a record that surpasses last year’s total, I’m told.
Just last week, the bodies of 8 migrants trying to cross the US border from Mexico were found in the Rio Grande. https://t.co/UNEqRHoXnn
— Priscilla Alvarez (@priscialva) September 7, 2022
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Alvarez made the point that illegal immigrants frequently travel along perilous routes in order to enter the United States, and he mentioned that eight deaths had only recently been discovered in the Rio Grande.
When trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States, migrants frequently face perilous terrain and hazardous waters and sometimes even fall off the barrier that separates the two countries. According to Alvarez, we should keep this in mind. And this was brought into high focus the previous week when eight bodies were pulled from the Rio Grande in what appeared to be a case of mass drowning.
It is also important to note that migrants who are not familiar with the landscape along the border between the United States and Mexico are more likely to rely on traffickers for assistance while trying to locate routes into the United States.
Alvarez went on to explain that the United States Customs Border and Protections responded by pointing him to smugglers as some of those wanting to take advantage of migrants. According to Alvarez, the United States Customs Border and Protections told him that the smuggling organizations are ditching migrants in remote and hazardous environments, which has led to an increase in the number of rescues but has also tragically led to an increase in the number of deaths.
The ineffective border and immigration policy control implemented by the Biden administration will have repercussions that are felt for years to come. This administration has demonstrated very little to no care for the safety of the border, bypassing policies that were established in the past in order to advance their own agenda.
This very same administration told immigrants to come over to the United States without putting in place plans to accommodate them. Suck idiocy!