[Ed. – In light of these sobering statistics, you’d think the Left would be willing to put aside its lust for new voters from south of the border and discourage migrants from undertaking this dangerous journey.]
In the past four years alone, almost 4,000 [Central Americans] migrants have died or gone missing along [the] route [through Mexico to the U.S.]. That’s 1,573 more than the previously known number, calculated by the United Nations. And even the AP’s number is likely low — bodies may be lost in the desert, and families may not report missing loved ones who were migrating illegally.
While migrants everywhere face risks, the Mexico route holds the added danger of drug trafficking and gang violence. More than 37,000 people have gone missing throughout Mexico because of this violence, with the highest number in the border state of Tamaulipas, through which many migrants cross. The sheer numbers of the disappeared, along with crushing bureaucracy and the fear of gangs, makes it difficult for families to track what happened to their loved ones — as Posadas found out.