Reuters recently published a special investigative report entitled The Border‘s Toll It reports “The migrant death toll at the U.S.-Mexico border rose dramatically in 2021.“
The report found that more than 1,000 illegal aliens have lost their lives at the border since Joe Biden’s inauguration in January 2021.
From the highways of San Antonio, Texas, where 53 migrants died last month after being packed into a sweltering tractor-trailer, to the currents of the Rio Grande, the unrelenting heat of the desert in Arizona and the wall that former President Donald Trump touted as “just about unclimbable,“ there have been more than 1,000 fatalities on the U.S.-Mexico border since U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January 2021.
Some of the fatalities, of course, are being blamed on Donald Trump, for erecting such a large wall at the border. Illegals who attempt to climb it succumb to serious injuries or even death when they lose their footing.
Some of the deaths, medical experts and advocates told Reuters, are a legacy of Trump-era policies. The towering wall - built as high as a three-storey building in some sections - has multiplied serious injuries for those who try to scale it.
The report goes on to further condemn the border wall, stating that there was a five-fold increase in hospitalizations and deaths associated with border jumping upon completion of the wall’s highest sections.
A UCSD [University of California at San Diego] study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association on April 29 found the higher border wall was associated with more deaths and severe injuries as well as increased costs for the hospital. From 2019 to 2021, after the higher wall sections were completed, there were 375 UCSD admissions due to falls, a more than five-fold increase compared to the previous three-year period.
Somehow the report concludes that these deaths are the fault of Americans, rather than the border jumpers who took the risks in the first place.
Allan Wall writes for VDARE.com:
Yes, the U.S.-Mexico is a humanitarian disaster. The solution is not an open border. The solution is to get control of the border. That, of course, is not the policy of the Biden Administration.