Death at the border

Int Migr Rev. Summer 1999;33(2):430-54.

Abstract

"Debates about United States border control policies have generally ignored the human costs of undocumented migration. We focus attention on these costs by estimating the number, causes and location of migrant deaths at the southwest border of the United States between 1993 and 1997.... Deaths from hyperthermia, hypothermia and dehydration increased sharply from 1993 to 1997 as intensified border enforcement redirected undocumented migration flows from urban crossing points to more remote crossing areas where the migrants are exposed to a greater risk of death."

MeSH terms

  • Americas
  • Biology
  • Cause of Death*
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Developing Countries
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Mortality*
  • North America
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Public Policy*
  • Risk Factors*
  • Transients and Migrants*
  • United States