7 bodies of illegal immigrants discovered in desert

I don't want to go on being just a root in the shadows,
vacillating, extended, shivering with dream,
down in the damp bowels of earth,
absorbing it, thinking it, eating it every day.

-Pablo Neruda from 'Walking Around'

Border issues in the news...

U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered seven bodies of suspected illegal immigrants in Arizona's desert from Friday through Sunday as the scorching summer heat raged on.

Nearly 60 others who were suffering from dehydration or lost were rescued.

Including Monday, temperatures in Southern Arizona have exceeded 105 degrees for nine straight days and exceeded 100 degrees for 10 consecutive days, said Bill Turnerof the National Weather Service. Saturday's high was 111 degrees and Friday's 109 degrees.

Agents found the bodies of two illegal immigrants Sunday, three Saturday and two on Friday, said Mike Scioli, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman.

Continue reading the article by Brady McCombs in the Arizona Daily Star