With More Heat Waves at the Border, More Migrant Deaths Expected

Climate change is making the U.S. southwest one of the fastest warming regions in the country. This has a pronounced effect on border communities. Environmental and human rights groups are sounding the alarm, warning that as heat waves increase along the border, tragedies like the recent deaths of 53 migrants in San Antonio will become more frequent as migrants try to cross the border in worsening heat. An alliance of environmentalists and human rights activists is appealing to the federal government to make emergency changes to border control policies in order to avoid such a disaster. Rubén Tapia has this report.

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