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Spike in migrant deaths on US-Mexico border since Donald Trump became President

10:58 EDT 5 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Spike in migrant deaths on US-Mexico border since Donald Trump became PresidentMore people crossing the United States-Mexico border are dying, despite significantly fewer people attempting the journey according to the UN's migration agency. “Some 232 migrant fatalities have been recorded in the first seven months of 2017, an increase of 17 per cent compared with the 204 deaths recorded between January and July 2016,” said Julia Black, of the Missing Migrants Project, part of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM. The UN agency stated that the US Border Patrol has caught 140,024 migrants between January and June 2017.


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