Skip to comments.Immigrant Deaths in Arizona Desert Soaring in July
Posted on 07/17/2010 10:41:58 AM PDT by jessduntno
PHOENIX -- The number of deaths among illegal immigrants crossing the Arizona desert from Mexico is soaring so high this month that the medical examiner's office that handles the bodies is using a refrigerated truck to store some of them, the chief examiner said Friday.
The bodies of 40 illegal immigrants have been brought to the office of Pima County Medical Examiner Dr. Bruce Parks since July 1. At that rate, Parks said the deaths could top the single-month record of 68 in July 2005 since his office began tracking them in 2000.
"Right now, at the halfway point of the month, to have so many is just a very bad sign," he said. "It's definitely on course to perhaps be the deadliest month of all time."
From Jan. 1 to July 15, the office has handled the bodies of 134 illegal immigrants, up from 93 at the same time last year and 102 in 2008. In 2007, when the office recorded the highest annual deaths of illegal immigrants, 140 bodies had been taken there through July 15.
Parks said his office, which handles immigrant bodies from three counties, is currently storing roughly 250 bodies and had to start using a refrigerated truck because of the increase in immigrant deaths this month.
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I see this is Fox News. The MSM would have including global warming and the Arizona immigration laws as contributing to the deaths.
As long as the left keeps encouraging them to come, they’ll keep dying.
Here’s a suggestion: wait till it’s cooler before risking your life breaking in to our country.
The only humane thing to do is to build the wall and put our troops along the border to protect it.
I grew up in the Sonoran Desert, and in July, it is uninhabitable for even a short amount of time.
Illegals die in the desert every summer, but the higher numbers of deaths are a result of the mad rush to get here in time for Obama's free ride to citizenship.
True. And the actual implementation of SB 1070 can’t begin soon enough.
Lives will be saved. It’s the humane thing to do.
You break the laws you pay the price,I will not shed a tear they are used up on the American victims of this lawless free for all given a wink by Bush and Obama both,Now that said what was GW’s reason for crapping on America? Monetary from the Drug trade?
“I see this is Fox News. The MSM would have including global warming and the Arizona immigration laws as contributing to the deaths.”
Funny...and true enough to make you want to weep...
113 in Yuma when I drove through the other day. Anyone risking crossing that desert in the summer has a death wish...
I don’t like to see anyone die, but if someone chooses to jump off a building, is it my fault when they go splat?
It’s the same thing when people try to enter our nation through the desert. You makes your choices, and you live (or die) by them. I, and my fellow citizens ARE NOT obligated to protect these people.
The inference that it is just so unfair to these people, gauls me to the max.
Quit ignoring our immigration laws, and respect our border.
“Illegals die in the desert every summer, but the higher numbers of deaths are a result of the mad rush to get here in time for Obama’s free ride to citizenship..”
...and the fact that the temperature has been in the 114s and higher all week.
How cruel and inhumane is the Mexican gov’t? They need to put out a new booklet telling their people to ait until Nov to senak in . It is the only moral thing to do.
How long before Calderon blames AZ for not putting up air conditioned way stations?
This time, it really is Bush's fault! Although even Reagan had an amnesty on his watch, back in '86. It was a bad idea then, it's a bad idea now. What we need is another Eisenhower-era "Operation Wetback."
10:58 AM. Temp 106 degrees.
10:58 AM. Temp 106 degrees.