UN Declares US-Mexico Border As World’s ‘Deadliest Route’

A United Nations agency has made a sobering revelation faced by the illegal immigrants crossing over into the United States from our southern border.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the U.S.-Mexico border has become the deadliest land migrant route worldwide, with a staggering 686 deaths and disappearances documented among those making the perilous journey. Paul Dillon, a spokesperson for the IOM, emphasized the gravity of these findings.

He called for decisive action to establish regular legal migration pathways, underscoring the need to solve the crisis, which should include improving border security. Dillon pointed out that these figures, alarming as they are, represent the lowest estimates available due to limitations in being able to accurately report all migrant deaths.

The situation at the U.S.-Mexico border stands out starkly in the broader context of the entire Americas. The deaths related to migrants traveling to this border account for nearly half of the 1,457 migrant deaths that have been documented in the region. Another worrying trend highlighted by the IOM is the increase in deaths along migration routes in the Caribbean.

The organization recorded 141 migrant deaths in the perilous Darien Gap, a dense jungle region located between Panama and Colombia. However, Dillon emphasized that this figure is likely incomplete due to the remote and dangerous nature of the area and the presence of criminal gangs along the route.

While the U.S.-Mexico border may be the deadliest land route, the deadliest place overall remains the Mediterranean, where more than 2,400 deaths have been documented over the same time period. This global crisis demands immediate attention and international cooperation to prevent further loss of life.

In the United States, the migrant crisis has extended to cities that had declared themselves as “sanctuary cities.” In response, Republican governors have been sending migrants to these jurisdictions, which claimed to be friendly to illegal immigration, but are now finding themselves overrun and under funded.

New York City, under the leadership of Mayor Eric Adams (D-NY), is now grappling with the consequences of the crisis they encouraged and supported. Adams, who once advocated for a more lenient approach to immigration, has sounded the alarm, warning that the migrant crisis could now have devastating and long-lasting consequences for his city.