Why border crossings are down but deaths are up in brutal Arizona desert

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Why border crossings are down but deaths are up in brutal Arizona desert

"With a significant slowdown in the surge of migrants streaming across the Southwest border, it stands to reason that the number of deaths among those braving the crippling heat of Arizona’s desert frontier with Mexico would also decline. But it didn't. In fact, even more people died attempting the perilous crossing: 117 bodies have been recovered along migration routes in southern Arizona since Jan. 1, compared with 108 bodies during the same period last year. What happened?"

 

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  • Duara, Nigel. "Why border crossings are down but deaths are up in brutal Arizona desert", Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2015. 
  • Frontiers/Borders
  • Illegal immigrant
  • Immigration
  • Migration
  • Migration management
  • Mobility/Immobility
  • Securitization
  • Security dispositive