Border Counties medical examiner offices have noticed a large amount of deceased migrants at and near the Mexican border. At least 155 migrants have been found in Webb county alone. These migrants are often found dead at the border or shortly after illegally entering the United States.
Migrant deaths have increased drastically causing medical examining facilities to be overloaded. These deaths are often caused by heat exhaustion when migrants are subjected to harsh conditions by human smuggling cartels. Border Patrol agents actively save many migrants that are spotted near the border and give these people medical attention to avoid the large number of fatalities. Many place blame on cartels who utilize dangerous methods of human smuggling for their own gain. President Trump shared his support for anti-cartel movements over Twitter.
“This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth. We merely await a call from your great new president!”
The increase of migrants at the southern border are a major contributing factor to these statistics. However, the continued work with Mexican law enforcement is helping to ease the amount of human smuggling that persists at the border. Federal government in the United States has helped to place emphasis on anti-cartel efforts. President Trump has repeatedly stated the United States must collaborate with Mexico to squash Cartel violence.
The Mexican border remains a major point of concern for the safety and security of Americans across the country. Stronger border security will allow for migrant deaths to decrease and allow border counties to work for their citizens. These counties are being tasked with migrant control and it has spread to all aspects of law enforcement.