Immigration Law

Advocates Seek Solutions to Migrant Deaths in Arizona

"In late April, a Vista father of five children died in the Arizona desert trying to re-enter the country illegally and became one of the nearly 200 people who die each year in that stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border.  Authorities recovered the remains of 191 people along the Arizona border with Mexico in fiscal year 2010-11, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. Nearly half of the deaths occur in the Tohono O'odham Nation, an Indian reservation about the size of Connecticut that shares 76 miles of desolate, desert border with Mexico." - Edward Sifuentes, North County Times, Aug. 5, 2012.