NEW UN migration study deems US-Mexico border ‘deadliest’ land route in the world based on 2021 numbers.
Border Patrol agents have encountered record numbers of migrants in recent years, and experts say to get ready for much worse.
A new study has labeled the border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico the deadliest migration land route in the world.
The study, conducted by the Missing Migrants Project and published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), recorded at least 1,238 deaths during migration in the Americas in 2021, with at least 728 of those deaths occurring on the U.S-Mexico border.
“The number of deaths on the United States-Mexico border last year is significantly higher than in any year prior, even before COVID-19,” Edwin Viales, author of the report, said. “Yet, this number remains an undercount due to the diverse challenges for data collection.”
“The situation at the border literally has never been worse and has ever been worse because the numbers are higher than they’ve ever been. Worst of all, we are not seeing Biden even lift a finger to do anything about it, because it has abandoned the law enforcement,” Governor Abbott said, which was the opening of a recent segment on Fox News.
“The UN’s office of iom has been tracking these deaths since 2014. Now, when we had those tragic, 53 died in San. Antonio last Monday, I started digging into whether or not, they’re reporting. Migrant deaths from the CBP. They’re not, they haven’t done it since Donald Trump was president, and there were 247 and fiscal year 2020. There are 518, not including the 53 so far. This fiscal year. Why does this Administration want to hide this from us?” the show host asked Johnathon Fahey, a former director of ICE.
“Well, again, they’re always trying to hide what’s going on and distract from the issue. They done everything they can to encourage illegal immigration and I don’t think Governor Abbott went far enough because this this is something the administration is doing to abandoned the states and, it’s even worse than that. The Biden administration created the issues. They’ve encouraged this illegal immigration. So they want to hide the most horrific aspects of it, which are the deaths,” Fahey said, slamming Biden.
“You don’t see any sense that they’re going to take responsibility or that they’re going to change policies in the least. Mexican president Lopez Obrador is going to be visiting a Biden at the White House on July 12. So Biden will have an opportunity to talk about the Southern border with him. Him. What should our president say to the Mexican president to try and stem the flow of illegal immigration?” the show host asked.
“What I think he should tell them is to support us ,to prevent the migrants from Crossing through Mexico. Because most of these are not Mexican citizens. They’re from Central America and other countries.
So Mexico could do a lot to stop this, but the Mexican president would, I’m sure use the retort would be every policy that you’ve instituted has encouraged the illegal immigration, you’ve made it clear that once illegal, immigrant gets into the United States, they will not be deported. With the exception of the most extreme circumstances.
So really the issue is not Mexico. It’s our policies here every single thing they’ve done from encouraging Sanctuary cities to make it harder to enforce the law to discouraging Agents from enforcing the law. That’s what this, that’s what’s causing this issue. It’s not a Mexico problem. It’s not a problem with any of these other countries.
It’s what we’re doing here and he needs to look if he actually wants to change this, he could look internally and change it pretty fast,” Fahey said.