Officials fear rising adult migrant deaths amid border influx
Agents at the U.S.-Mexico border are anticipating a potentially deadly summer for adult migrants. According to a report from the Washington Post, migrants traveling north are taking treacherous routes in extreme heat. Nick Miroff, a Washington Post reporter covering immigration enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security, joined CBSN to discuss why migrants are making the journey to the southern border and what Customs and Border Protection agents are doing to prepare.
(Update: After this segment aired, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement, "CBP’s message for anyone who is thinking of entering the United States illegally along the Southern border is simple: don’t do it. When migrants cross the border illegally, they put their lives in peril. The terrain along the border is extreme, the summer heat is severe, and the miles of desert migrants must hike after crossing the border in many areas are unforgiving.")