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Wed Feb 7, 2018, 12:36 PM

UNDER TRUMP, DEATHS AT MEXICO BORDER HAVE INCREASED BUT DETENTIONS HAVE DROPPED


BY SOFIA LOTTO PERSIO ON 2/7/18 AT 9:52 AM

An increasing number of migrants have died at the border between the U.S. and Mexico during the first year of Donald Trumpís presidency, even as arrests have dropped.

The United Nations agency International Organization for Migration (IOM) recorded 412 migrant deaths in 2017, a 3 percent increase from the 398 recorded the previous year, according to figures compiled by the IOMís Missing Migrants Project released Tuesday.

The U.S. Border Patrol, however, reported a sharp decrease in detentions at the southwest border. According to IOM figures, authorities caught 341,084 migrants over the 2017 calendar year, compared with 611,689 apprehensions in 2016. These figures show an even higher drop than that declared by the U.S. Custom and Border Protection agency last month, which used the fiscal year 2017 as its time frame.

ďThe increase in deaths is especially concerning, as the available data indicate that far fewer migrants entered the U.S. via its border with Mexico in the last year,Ē said Frank Laczko, IOMís Global Migration Data Analysis Centre Director.

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http://www.newsweek.com/under-trump-deaths-mexico-border-have-increased-800725?piano_t=1

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Wed Feb 7, 2018, 05:01 PM

1. You don't have to detain somebody that you shot to death??

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