Deadliest Year for Migrants Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Drowning deaths of migrants attempting to cross the Rio Grande River between Texas and Mexico have reached a record high.  Fire Chief Manuel Mello of Eagle Pass, Texas, said the fire station used to receive a ‘drowning call’ once or twice monthly, but now they receive dozens. “It’s basically a drowning a day…,” he declared.  The quickly rising number of migrant fatalities continues to overwhelm first responders and law enforcement officials in South Texas.