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At least 650 migrants have died crossing the US-Mexico border, the most since 2014

At least 650 people have died trying to cross the US-Mexico border this year, more than in any year since an international body began recording deaths in 2014. The reason for these death but crossing the southern border of the United States is often a perilous journey that over the years has resulted in deaths and lives being saved. Related video above: Asylum seekers react to relaunch Trump policy,” Michele Klein Solomon, IOM’s Regional Director for Central, North America and the Caribbean, said in a highly alarming statement. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has previously said the majority of deaths at the migrant border are linked to heat exposure, and has recorded 557 deaths at the Western border. South in fiscal year 2021. This is up from 254 deaths in fiscal 2020 and 300 deaths in 2019, marking a significant increase in a 30-year record year for border crossings. last fiscal year, far ahead of the four years before that, which is far too far from the agency that has tracked this data.The previous peak was in 2019, with 5,335 rescues. Since the number of rescues has spiked, CBP says smuggling organizations are abandoning migrants in remote and dangerous areas, leading to a significant increase in the number of people being rescued since 2014. 5. 755 people died. while migrating through Central America, North America and the Caribbean, IOM found.

At least 650 people died trying to cross US-Mexico border this year, more than in any other year since an international body began recording deaths in 2014.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – which records the deaths – did not specify a cause of death, but crossing the southern US border is often a perilous journey that over the years has resulted in death. and those who are saved.

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Michele Klein Solomon, IOM Regional Director for Central, North America and the Caribbean, said: “The growing number of migrants dying in the region is alarming.

Migrant arrests along the southern US border this year have remained high this year, even in months when numbers are typically down, meaning thousands have been exposed to the elements. than.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection previously said the majority of deaths at the migrant border were linked to heat exposure. The agency recorded 557 deaths at the Southwest border in fiscal year 2021. This is up from 254 deaths in fiscal 2020 and 300 deaths in 2019, marking a significant increase. told in the context of the 30-year record crossing the border.

There were also 12,854 Border Patrol rescues in the last financial year, far ahead of the previous four years, which is further than the agency tracked this data. The previous high was in 2019, with 5,335 rescues.

In June, when rescues had spiked, CBP said smuggling organizations were abandoning migrants in remote and dangerous areas, leading to a dramatic increase in the number of rescues. tell.

According to the IOM, since 2014, 5,755 people have died migrating through Central America, North America and the Caribbean.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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