From October 2000 through September 2016, there have been 6,403 deaths recorded by the Border Patrol. According to The New York Times, more people have died trying to cross the border illegally in that timespan than there were deaths for the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina combined. And that’s only accounting for the fatalities that have been documented.
The dangerous reality for undocumented immigrants crossing the border to seek a better future for themselves and their families is that their lives are at stake. Many have continued to take that risk. Many have not made it out alive.
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On July 23, authorities found eight dead bodies in a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot
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