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“The Biggest Black Hole:” Leutert Comments on Investigations of Migrant Deaths

Jul 27, 2020 |

Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Central America and Mexico Policy Initiative at the Strauss Center, was recently interviewed for an article on the fatal injury of a woman just north of the border wall in New Mexico. The article poses the question: “how many migrants die and then fall through the cracks of complex bureaucracy, with far-away family members left wondering what happened?” Leutert commented that migrant deaths in Texas are the “biggest black hole,” noting that the migrant death toll is high and that official numbers typically undercount the frequency of these occurrences. Read the full article here.