Migrant deaths at border reach record 782 this year, CBP officials say

Nearly 800 migrants have died trying to cross the border in the past fiscal year, a new record high that highlights the dangerous conditions many border crossers face, Customs and Border Protection officials tell Fox News. 

Multiple mass casualty events resulting from human trafficking have contributed to the surge in migrant deaths. 

In June, 53 migrants were found dead in the back of a sweltering tractor trailer in San Antonio. Earlier this month, 13 migrants died trying to cross the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas. 

The United Nations’ International Organization for Migration named the US-Mexico border the deadliest migration

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