Bodies Stacking Up On Border

At a glance

  • The tragic drownings of two children — a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl — trying to cross the Rio Grande into the U.S. last week has shined a troubling spotlight on a surge in migrant deaths at the southern border since President Biden took office.
  • In just the first nine months of fiscal year 2022, which began in October, authorities found 609 bodies on the U.S. side of the southern border.
  • That’s already an all-time high for a single year and more than the previous record of 566 migrant deaths counted during fiscal year 2021, when Biden became president.



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