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Migrant deaths rising on par with record heat

Posted on AllSides September 12th, 2023
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Courtesy Sunland Park Fire Department

It’s been the hottest year on record in El Paso, with 69 days at or above 100 degrees as of Sunday.

It has also been a deadly year for heat-related migrant deaths in the region. Fifty-eight of the 140 bodies encountered by U.S. Border Patrol agents or local law enforcement in the El Paso Sector since Oct. 1, 2022, were victims of the heat, the agency told Border Report on Monday.

Most of the heat-related fatalities are taking place just west of El Paso, in the desert of Southern New...

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