Joe Biden for the WIN, baby! The United Nations has now determined that the U.S. border with Mexico to be the most dangerous migrant route in the world.
On Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration reported that has documented 686 deaths of migrants traveling to America’s southern border, Reuters reported.
“The alarming figures are a stark reminder of the need for decisive action to create regular legal migration pathways,” said Paul Dillon, a spokesperson for the IOM.
But Dillon went on to say that the estimates are low and there are likely many more. Especially since many parts of the U.S. border are deserts where bodies are often never found.
Dillon added that the deaths related to migrants traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border were nearly half of the 1,457 deaths of migrants documented in the Americas.
“One of the most concerning trends that IOM has seen in the Americas was the increase in deaths on migration routes in the Caribbean,” he said.
According to the report, 141 migrants died in the Darien Gap, a jungle region between Panama and Colombia, but that figure is also likely incomplete.
“The remote and dangerous nature of this area and the presence of criminal gangs along the route means that this figure likely does not represent the actual number of lives lost,” Dillon said.