Record number of migrant deaths at border
There has been a record number of migrants that have died crossing the U.S. Mexico border, with nearly 750 reported deaths this fiscal year, with one month left to go. Last year there were 200 people that died while crossing. The figures do not capture all of the deaths due to other state and local agencies recovering bodies without Border Patrol involvement, meaning the overall number of deaths is likely higher. Migrant advocates say along with the dangerous terrain and heat exposure many are forced to take risky paths to reach the U.S. due to Title 42.
Nearly 750 migrants have died at the southern border this fiscal year,
a record that surpasses last year’s total by more than 200 people, according to Department of Homeland Security figures shared with CNN. There were 233,740 migrants apprehended along the U.S. southern border in November, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The United States has more international migrants than any other country. With nearly 51 million migrants in 2020, the U.S. leads the world on this measure by a wide margin. Germany has the next-largest such population with about 15.8 million migrants, followed by Saudi Arabia with 13.5 million.