UA: Border deaths due to security

20 02 2007

Cross posted from   My Country My View

USA: Border deaths due to security – News

It seems that now we are being blamed for more deaths due to tighter security on our borders.

I don’t think that we should be blamed for trying to protect our Country.

What else are we supposed to do, just open the door and say: Yeah, come on in!
We’ll be happy to take you all in!

I think it is horrible what is happening, it is awful when anyone dies, but how many more ILLEGALS can America afford to take care of?

Why does it have to be our fault and our responsibility to take care of anyone who decides to come here?

Yes, I agree like so many others that something more should be done.

However it should be done on both sides.

It’s time Mexico starts taking care of their own instead of sending them over to us!

And what about our own that are suffering at the hands of ILLEGAL CRIMINAL INVADERS?

How many of our own must die at the hands of people that have no right to be here in the first place?

Crime Victims Of Illegal Aliens

I think it is sad for all, and YES something has to be done.

I will say it again.

AMERICA IS BEING INVADED.

MANY ARE SUFFERING… ON BOTH SIDES!


National attempts to tighten Mexican border security in urban areas has created a “funnel effect,” leaving illegal immigrants with remote, difficult terrain as their only option and resulting in more border deaths, according to UA researchers.

A report compiled by the UA’s Binational Migration Institute found that the number of illegal border-crosser deaths increased six-fold since the 1990s.

“The evidence that we brought forth is the only empirical evidence,” said Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, coordinator of the Binational Migration Institute. “This coincides with an increase in enforcement of immigration law � Funneling people through more dangerous places does not mean that less people are going to cross.”

The report, which was published in October, examined Pima County morgue records and found that from 1990 to 1999, there were 125 border-crosser deaths, compared with 802 deaths from 2000-2005, Rubio-Goldsmith said.

Rubio-Goldsmith hopes the massive increase in deaths will prompt re-evaluation on how the federal government deals with enforcing border strategies, she said.

“I don’t think Congress fully understands the tragedy of the deaths,” said Senate Minority Leader Marsha Arzberger, D-Ariz. “There will not be an answer until Congress decides to develop a comprehensive federal approach.”

The report was submitted to the Pima County Board of Supervisors in October and was released to the public this month.

Operation Hold the Line in El Paso, Texas, started in 1993 and Operation Gatekeeper in San Diego began a year later, with objectives to reduce the number of unauthorized border-crossers by blocking possible crossings through cities.

The overall number of border-crossers did not decrease, however, and the illegal entrants shifted their route through the Arizona desert.

“We (Arizona) were the child that was left out,” Arzberger said of her district, which includes over 75 percent of the Arizona-Mexico border.

The research was completed by Daniel Martinez and Inez Magdalena Duarte, two graduate students from the Mexican-American Studies and Research Center, who used criteria developed by the Pima County medical examiner’s office to determine which of the bodies were illegal immigrants.

The students searched death records, noting where bodies were found, what they were wearing and whether they had any documents to identify them as an illegal entrants.

“Seeing so many death records stirred a sense of mourning every day I went to the office,” Duarte said. “I am saddened by these deaths and feel a bit of hopelessness.”


ALSO POSTING…

Robbery, Immigration Scam, Gang Crime FROM GA CRIME WATCH

Get Out of Jail Free card to Illegal? FROM DUMB OX DAILY NEWS


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