Border Chaos Continues After Dozens Of Casualties Are Reported

 March 11, 2024

According to Newsweek, the U.S.-Mexico border has become a scene of concern as more than two dozen migrants needed medical treatment after trying to scale the 30-foot wall, highlighting the broader challenge of increased migrant arrivals that the U.S. is grappling with.

Emergency officials and San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond have reported the incidents, which cast a stark light on the perils those seeking a better life faced.

In just the past week, 26 hopeful individuals found themselves injured trying to cross into what they envisioned as a land of opportunity. The weekends saw a significant spike in such incidents, with eight migrants receiving treatment on Saturday and an equal number on Sunday.

San Diego Fire-Rescue crews' care of ten migrants, including tender families with young children, last Saturday is a testament to the unwavering commitment of first responders. Their dedication ensures that the journey, fraught with risk, offers at least a beacon of hope in moments of despair.

The grim statistics reveal a humanitarian crisis

According to a poignant statement by Jim Desmond, the situation has become untenable. Over 11,000 migrants were dropped off at the Iris Avenue station over a brief 16-day period. This number has swelled to about 108,000 since September, underscoring the magnitude of the crisis.

In the past 16 days, [the number of] migrants just being dropped off at the Iris Avenue station is over 11,000, and since September, that's about 108,000 people just dropped off here in the streets in San Diego County. It's not a humane process, it's inhumane.

In his own words, Jim Desmond painted a grim picture of the current scenario. Desmond vehemently criticized the existing measures on X, emphasizing the need for a more dignified immigration process. He lamented that the current approach is far from humane, thereby highlighting the urgency of the situation.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported a record high of nearly 250,000 migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border in December 2023. However, January saw a decrease in these numbers, with 176,205 total encounters reported. The encounters involved significant drops in single adults and unaccompanied children by 35% and 37%, respectively.

Heroic rescues amidst dire conditions

The U.S. Border Patrol has been active, conducting 245 rescues in January alone. Their efforts throughout the 2024 fiscal year have led to 1,611 rescues, a figure that sadly reflects both the perils of illegal crossings and the relentless humanitarian efforts of the border patrol team.

Tragically, the risks of these crossings were highlighted by the loss of 29 Mexican nationals last year who died trying to cross into the U.S. Another 120 were injured, according to reports from the Mexican consulate. These numbers are a stark reminder of the human costs associated with such perilous journeys.

The U.S. Border Patrol has consistently advised against circumventing lawful pathways to enter the United States. They remind us that when noncitizens cross the border unlawfully, they are not only breaking the law but are also placing their lives in extreme danger.


The recent spate of injuries among migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border wall serves as a grim reminder of the challenges and dangers associated with illegal border crossings. Over the past week, first responders have tirelessly worked to provide medical treatment to 26 migrants who were injured while attempting to scale the 30-foot barrier. The broader issue at hand is the surge in migrant arrivals, a concern that has been exacerbated by the current administration's struggles to manage the situation effectively.

With over 11,000 migrants dropped off at the Iris Avenue station in just the past 16 days and a record high of nearly 250,000 migrant encounters in December 2023, the humanitarian crisis at the border is evident. Despite a decrease in encounters in January, the need for a more humane immigration process remains critical. The efforts of the U.S. Border Patrol and other first responders highlight the ongoing battle to save lives in the face of adversity.

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One comment on “Border Chaos Continues After Dozens Of Casualties Are Reported”

  1. They are not migrants, they are illegal aliens. Why is it that everyone wants to change the term that's been used for decades, or is it that all media's no longer want to print the truth.

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