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Over the past year, the crisis at the southern border has gotten progressively worse, with over 2 million migrant encounters recorded in the fiscal year 2022, more than ever before.
New data from the Department of Homeland Security has revealed that of those who attempted to cross, nearly 750 died as a result.
According to CNN, since the beginning of FY2022, which began on October 1, 2021, 748 people have died while making the journey north across the border.
In FY2021, 557 deaths were recorded, meaning with just under a month to go, FY2022 has already surpassed that total by nearly one third.
As CNN points out, the actual number is likely higher than what DHS quoted, since not all migrants deaths involve interactions with Border Patrol.
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