2021: Report Shows Migrants Missing, Dead Along Southwest Border Hit All-Time High

2021: Report Shows Migrants Missing, Dead Along Southwest Border Hit All-Time High


A report compiled by a migration research group shows the number of people who went missing or are known to have died along the U.S.-Mexico Border hit an all-time high in 2021. The unprecedented figure follows the record-shattering number of migrants attempting to enter the U.S. following changes in immigration and border security policies by the Biden Administration.

The International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrant Program reports that 658 migrants are known to have died or gone missing in the U.S.-Mexico Border region during 2021. This is up from 476 (37 percent) during the final year of the Trump administration.

The IOM’s Missing Migrant Program began tracking the data in 2014 when 304 migrants died or went missing.

This report includes 21

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