Conference On Migrants

Humane Borders, Inc. announces our 2007 Conference on Migrants, January 22-26, 2007, addressing the migration phenomenon in Arizona. More here.

A Doubling Of Deaths

AP in Tucson Citizen: Deaths of illegal immigrants crossing the Southwest border have surged since the mid-1990s, with the majority of the increase between 1998 and 2005 concentrated in Arizona, according to an analytical report to Congress. Meanwhile, the report found the number of deaths among women illegal immigrant crossers has more than doubled in those same seven years - and more than half died in Arizona.

BP: A Dip In Deaths

AP in LA Times: Deaths among migrants illegally entering the United States dropped slightly during the past fiscal year, according to the most recent Border Patrol statistics. Between Oct. 1, 2005 and Sept. 15, 426 people died while illegally crossing the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. That compares with the 446 deaths during the same period the previous year.


County Comes Through

Arizona Daily Star: "The Pima County Board of Supervisors has agreed to continue to pay for water stations in the desert to aid undocumented border crossers. The board voted 4-1 Tuesday to give $25,000 from the contingency fund to Humane Borders, which maintains 80 water stations in Southern Arizona and northern Mexico."