The following graphic images from Ben Bergquam confirm a March report in the Wall Street Journal about the number of deaths of illegal migrants trying to make it across the open borders of the United States- from destinations all over the world. Immigration profiteers like the administration of Democrat Joe Biden, are working along with the United Nations and groups of nonprofits and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to herd humans into the United States.
And the violence is escalating:
And we know people are in fact dying:
“‘It’s Like a Graveyard’: Record Numbers of Migrants Are Dying at the U.S. Border,” The Wall Street Journal reported recently, which confirms what Frontline America has been reporting as well, as in our articles:
And none of the rulers, like Biden and the UN, are concerned with the consequences as laid out in the recent WSJ report :
“Local officials keep a refrigerated truck to hold the bodies of migrants who drown in the currents of the Rio Grande while trying to cross the border into the U.S.
Across the river, families having picnics or walking along the waterfront promenade of Piedras Negras, Mexico, say they sometimes see bodies floating by or bobbing among the reeds under a bridge. “We had times when we received four or five bodies a week,” said Hugo González, owner of Funerarias González in Piedras Negras. “At one point, there were a lot of corpses and there was nowhere to put them. We just didn’t have enough refrigerators at the funeral home.”
A spike in deaths along the most dangerous stretches of the U.S.-Mexico border reflects the escalating number of migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. from troubled home countries. At the same time, U.S. immigration policies are allowing fewer of them legal entry. Many migrants have turned to human smugglers and WhatsApp messages to help them navigate more lightly patrolled—and treacherous—sections of the border to enter illegally, U.S. officials said.”
That report matches what Bergquam posted recently, showing the skeleton remains of humans found in Texas:
On the other side of the border in Mexico, Bergquam discovered very risky tactics that people use to put their lives at risk, enticed by the promise of open borders, that keeps them pushing forward in their migration:
Of course, leftist immigration profiteers, like the Immigration Center for Immigrant Rights, insist that the problem is that the trek is too dangerous and everything is unfair; check this out from their website:
Research suggests that the US Border Patrol’s attempts to control migration, especially through intensified militarization, have not decreased the number of migrants but instead led to an increase in the deaths of migrants. The U.S. Border Patrol has recorded over 7,000 migrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border between fiscal year 1998 and 2020, and 2020 year was the deadliest year on record, with 227 recorded deaths of those attempting to cross the border through the desert.
Humanitarian groups estimate the figure to be much higher, . While international humanitarian law dictates that states must collect the bodies of the dead, the U.S. government systematically fails to recover remains. As a result, the families of people disappeared at the border rarely find closure in the loss of their loved one.
For an in-depth portrait of this issue, check out Missing in Brooks County, a full-length documentary released in 2021 about migrant deaths in the South Texas border region, featuring Eddie Canales, NNIRR Board Chair from the South Texas Human Rights Center.
There are advocate groups working around the clock to prevent migrant deaths:
These following reports reflect the work of these organizations to bring this humanitarian crisis to light and advocate for a change in policy and put an end to the Border Patrol’s “prevention through deterrence” strategy that has resulted in a human rights crisis with rising numbers of migrant deaths and disappearances.
- Left to Die: Border Patrol, Search and Rescue and the Crisis of Disappearance. A joint report by Coalición de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths (February 2021)
- ‘Treated like trash’: the project trying to identify the bodies of migrants An article in The Guardian (January 13, 2020), by Samuel Gilbert. Includes interview with NNIRR Board chair Eduardo Canales of the South Texas Human Rights Center in Falfurrias, TX
- Listen to this radio program and view gallery of border photos: Deadly Divide: Migrant Deaths at the Border
The exact number of migrant deaths is uncertain. This graph from a Congressional Research Service Report by Marc R. Rosenblum compares the data of key organizations up to 2012. It is notable that the DHS, a government agency, reports the lowest figures.
Only Bergquam is covering possible solutions to the immigration problem, which could lay in securing the homelands of people so they don’t feel the need to flee from their homes, risk their lives, and invade another country.
We covered some of the solutions here, examining the reasons why people are fleeing their homes, and how some of them are returning home because they have better law enforcement there than they will see in the US:
The US is growing more dangerous than a third world:
This is all created by Democrats.