Website to map immigrant deaths in Ariz. desert - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Website to map immigrant deaths in Ariz. desert

Updated:
  • ImmigrationMore>>

  • Immigrants found in back of locked rental truck

    Immigrants found in back of locked rental truck

    Federal officials say nine immigrants who entered the United States illegally were found locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona.
    Federal officials say nine immigrants who entered the United States illegally were found locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona.
  • Some Arivaca residents upset over Border Patrol checkpoint

    Some Arivaca residents upset over Border Patrol checkpoint

    A battle is brewing in one Arizona Border Town over what some residents say is taking over their way of life. They're not talking about migrants crossing the border; their fight is with Border Patrol.
    A battle is brewing in one Arizona Border Town over what some residents say is taking over their way of life. They're not talking about migrants crossing the border; their fight is with Border Patrol.
  • DACA two years later seen as opportunity for some, backdoor amnesty for others

    DACA two years later seen as opportunity for some, backdoor amnesty for others

    It's been two years since President Obama started the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. It allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as kids to work and pursue their education without fear of deportation.It's a day of celebration for some, and also evidence of a continuing deadlock when it comes to immigration in America
    It's been two years since President Obama started the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. It allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as kids to work and pursue their education without fear of deportation.It's a day of celebration for some, and also evidence of a continuing deadlock when it comes to immigration in America

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The public will soon be able to use a searchable mapping system to find out where border-crossers have died in the Pima County desert since 2001.

The Green Valley News reports the mapping website is set to be unveiled Monday and aims to be the most comprehensive database on border deaths in the area.

The map system, under development since 2007, is a joint project of the County Medical Examiner's office and the non-profit Humane Borders.

County Medical Examiner Dr. Greg Hess says his office has tracked more than 2,000 deaths since 2001, and about 500 of them, likely immigrants, remain unidentified.

Hess says not all bodies found in the desert are found by law enforcement or Border Patrol agents, so those agencies do not have complete databases.

 

Information from: Green Valley News, http://www.gvnews.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices