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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

These lives matter, too: Migrant desert deaths soar.

Please keep these migrants and their families in your thoughts...

The bodies of three illegal immigrants were discovered over the weekend and Monday along Arizona's U.S.-Mexico border.
By Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 2:46 pm

Border Patrol agents following the tracks of a group of illegal immigrants came across the body of an adult man on Monday morning northwest of Patagonia, said agency spokesman David Jimarez. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department recovered the body.

On Saturday, agents found a body near Arivaca and Pima County Sheriff's deputies recovered the body. The Border Patrol did not know if it was a man or woman.

Also on Saturday, agents found a man upon arriving to the the location of a signal fire near the village of Pia Oik on the western side of the Tohono O'odham Nation, Jimarez said. They found two men in good health but a third was deceased. He was a brother of one of the survivors.

From Oct. 1 to March 31, the latest figures available, agents in the Tucson Sector have recovered the bodies of 87 illegal immigrants, up from 66 through the same time period in fiscal year 2009.

European borders: controls, detention and deportations

European borders: controls, detention and deportations
Migreurop, « European borders : controls, detention, deportations », 2009-2010 report (PDF)

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