A memorial cross for people who have died crossing the border is seen at Casa del Migrante in Reynosa,...
A memorial cross for people who have died crossing the border is seen at Casa del Migrante in Reynosa April 1, 2013. Casa del Migrante provides housing, food, clothing and medical care to people who are planning to cross the border, and to those who have been deported from the United States. Brooks County has become an epicentre for illegal immigrant deaths in Texas. In 2012, sheriff's deputies found 129 bodies there, six times the number recorded in 2010. Most of those who died succumbed to the punishing heat and rough terrain that comprise the ranch lands of south Texas. Many migrants spend a few days in a "stash house", such as the Casa del Migrante, in Reynosa, Mexico, and many are ignorant of the treacherous journey ahead. The words on the memorial cross reads, "In memory of the deceased migrants." Picture taken April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POLITICS)
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