Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The 800 Mile Wall

Since border walls have been built, well over 5,000 migrant bodies have been recovered in U.S. deserts, mountains and canals.  Some unofficial reports put the death toll as high as 10,000 men, women and children.  As a direct result of U.S. border policy, migrants are forced to cross treacherous deserts and mountains in search of low skill and low paying jobs in the United States.  The New York Times writes, "Current border strategy is serving as a funnel through deadly terrain."  The 800 Mile Wall documents, in great detail, the ineffective and deadly results of a failed border policy and offers some thoughts and suggestions on how the current human rights crisis may be resolved.

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