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The U.S. is the most popular destination in the world for migrants looking for a better life, but the journey to get there can be dangerous. The U.S.-Mexico border is the world’s deadliest migration route for those traveling by foot.

Hundreds of migrants are dying and disappearing along the route to the border. Moving north from South America, migrants must cross rivers, climb through the world’s thickest jungles, and navigate deserts.

In 2022, 1,457 people died along migration routes throughout the Americas, according to the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration.

Nearly half of all deaths and disappearances happen in the last leg of the journey in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts.

The international agency said 2022 was the deadliest year on record, aligning with the Border Patrol’s fiscal year statistics. Migrant deaths at the border tripled in two years, and the agency recovered more bodies than ever.

Data from the Border Patrol’s report show a dramatic spike in two years, from 247 deaths in 2020 to 853 in fiscal year 2022.

The U.S.-Mexico border is the deadliest ground route for migrants, and data shows that 2022 was the deadliest year to date.
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The dangers of the route are not serving as a deterrent for migrants. According to Fox News, a 10-year-old boy drowned crossing a river into Eagle Pass, Texas on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Holding facilities in Arizona and California are experiencing overcrowding. Agents have been given the okay to drop hundreds of migrants in San Diego and Tucson as the Biden administration continues to face an ongoing border crisis.

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THE U.S. MEXICO BORDER IS THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST MIGRATION ROUTE AMONG ALL TREKS MIGRANTS MAKE BY FOOT –

 

THE U.S. IS THE MOST DESIRED DESTINATION IN THE WORLD FOR MIGRANTS LOOKING FOR A BETTER LIFE.

BUT THE JOURNEY TO GET THERE – IS A GRAVE RISK.

 

HUNDREDS OF MIGRANTS ARE DYING AND DISAPPEARING ALONG THE ROUTE TO THE U.S. MEXICO BORDER –

FROM THE VERY TIP OF SOUTH AMERICA IN ARGENTINA TO VENEZUELA, ACROSS COLUMBIA AND THE PANAMA –

MIGRANTS ENCOUNTER TREACHEROUS TERRAIN –

FROM CROSSING OVER RIVERS TO CLIMBING THROUGH THE WORLD’S THICKEST JUNGLES.

NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER “JULIE TURKEWITZ” CAPTURED THIS VIDEO JUST ONE DAY AGO.

 

IN 20-22 –

1,457 PEOPLE DIED ALONG MIGRATION ROUTES THROUGHOUT THE AMERICAS.

ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION.

 

THE DEADLIEST PART OF THE JOURNEY COMES IN THE LAST LEG OF THE SOMETIMES THOUSANDS OF MILES TREKKED.

 

SITTING BETWEEN PORTIONS OF MEXICO AND THE U.S. ARE THE SONORAN AND CHIHUAHUAN DESERTS –

WHERE NEARLY HALF OF ALL DEATHS AND DISAPPEARANCES OF MIGRANTS MAKING THE TREK NORTH TO THE UNITED STATES OCCUR.

 

ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL AGENCY –

 

20-22 WAS THE DEADLIEST ON RECORD.

WHICH ALIGNS WITH BORDER  PATROL’S **FISCAL YEAR STATISTICS –

THE AGENCY RECOVERING MORE BODIES AT THE BORDER THAN EVER BEFORE.

 

TAKING A LOOK AT THIS GRAPH USING DATA FROM THE BORDER PATROL’S REPORT–

YOU CAN SEE THE DRAMATIC SPIKE IN TWO YEAR’S TIME.

FROM 247 DEATHS IN 2020 TO 853 IN FISCAL YEAR 2022

AS THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HAS FACED AN ONGOING BORDER CRISIS..

 

THE U.S. MEXICO BORDER BEING THE DEADLIEST MIGRATION LAND ROUTE IN THE WORLD IS A STORY NOT GETTING A LOT OF MEDIA ATTENTION.

YOUR MAINSTREAM CHANNELS LIKE CNN CBS AND NBC –

ARE LEAVING THE REPORT OUT OF THE NEWS CYCLE.

THIS MEDIA MISS TOOL SHOWS WHICH NEWS OUTLETS **ARE COVERING THE STORY – THE MAJORITY OF THEM BEING RIGHT-LEANING.

LEFT-LEANING NEWS OUTLETS ARE UNDERREPORTING THE DEADLIEST MIGRATION ROUTE IN THE WORLD BELONGING TO THE U.S. AND MEXICO.

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THOUGH IT’S THE DEADLIEST – 

THAT’S NOT SERVING AS A DETERRENT.

 

REPORTED BY FOX NEWS – A 10 YEAR OLD BOY DROWNED CROSSING THIS RIVER INTO EAGLE PASS TEXAS ON WEDNESDAY.

THESE ARE IMAGES TAKEN THIS WEEK IN ARIZONA –

BOTH ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA HOLDING FACILITIES –

ARE EXPERIENCING OVERCROWDING.

AGENTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OKAY TO DROP HUNDREDS OF MIGRANTS ONTO THE STREETS OF SAN DIEGO AND TUCSON.

THIS VIDEO CAPTURED YESTERDAY BY NEWS NATION’S BORDER REPORTERS.

SHOWING SEVERAL UNMARKED WHITE BUSES UNLOADING **HUNDREDS OF MEN AND WOMEN ONTO THE STREETS.

AS THE CRISIS AT THE BORDER REMAINS UNCONTAINED.