Texas Fire Department Recovering Bodies Of Migrants Every Day

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  • The fire department chief of a small Texas border county sees no end in sight for his weary team of first responders who every day recover migrant children and adults from the Rio Grande.
  • “Two years ago, we would probably make in a year’s time about 20 to 25 drownings,” said the fire chief. “Right now, you’re looking at maybe 30 body recoveries in a month.”

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