Fewer Migrants Are Crossing The US Border. So Why Are More Dying?
The U.S. put more walls and officers at sections of the border with Mexico. But regions with difficult terrain are leading to more migrant deaths.By Zach Toombs | October 21, 2016
"We do know that deaths are going up," said Mike Kreyche, a member of Tucson Samaritans. "People from Central America, Mexico looking for some relief from the terrible violence and poverty they're suffering."
"The need is there," said Maria Ochua, another member. "The need to support their families and get away from the violence in their countries."
We're at the U.S.-Mexico border, and in this area, along the southwestern border, 240 migrants died crossing from Mexico into the U.S. last year.