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Scorching photo of a dead toddler with an arm around her father's head after drowning in Rio Grande shows the dangers of crossing the border



The heartbreaking image of a Salvadoran father and little daughter drowning on the way to the United States over the Rio Grande illustrates the human cost of the humanitarian crisis at the border.

The picture that Julia shot on Monday Le Duc, published in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada showed the young daughter of Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, who was wrapped in his shirt and clinging to his neck ,

Martínez Ramírez was reportedly frustrated because his Salvadoran family was unable to contact the US authorities when they sought asylum, prompting him to cross the dangerous river crossing to risk with his family.

Between In the Sonoran Desert, which is characterized by temperatures of over 100 degrees Celsius and a fast-flowing Rio Grande, the 2000-mile US-Mexico border is a deadly cross between the ports of entry.

In total, 283 migrants were lost to their lives last year, according to the Associated Press. The customs for 2019 still has to be released.

  Deaths of Migrant US Migrants in Mexico
The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Albínez Ramírez and his nearly two-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico.

(AP Photo / Julia Le Duc)

"It's very unfortunate that this would happen," Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on a question on Tuesday. "We've always denounced that there are people who lose their lives in the desert or cross over, as there is more and more rejection in the US." [The river.] "

Last week, an animal shelter director noted how has long been waiting for asylum seekers to meet with US officials and hear their cases and to say that in Matamoros only 40-45 cases per week were negotiated. There are now 800-1,700 names on the waiting list.

"Cris Ramón, senior immigration policy analyst in Washington's Bipartisan Policy Center's think tank, said" we could see more desperate measures by people trying to enter Mexico or the US "(F, b, e, v , n, t, s) {if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function () {n.callMethod?
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