Feds: Migrant toll at 186 for last 11 months

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...

Figures released Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Border Patrol show 186 suspected illegal immigrants have died in the Tucson sector this fiscal year.
The Tucson sector includes all of Arizona except for Yuma, La Paz and Mohave counties, Border Patrol Agent Sean King said.

The death toll covers the period from the beginning of the fiscal year, Oct. 1, to Aug. 31. The federal fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

Read the full article by David L. Teibel in the Tucson Citizen