Sara Carter: Failed Biden border policies are leading to migrant deaths

By Jenny Goldsberry

Sara Carter was in Falfurrias, Texas this week for Fox News host Sean Hannity border special. It was during her investigation last week that authorities discovery an unidentified male that appeared to have crossed illegally from Mexico into the United States.

According to the Sheriff deputies at the scene, the migrant likely die of dehydration and other forms of heat exhaustion on the rugged ranch terrain as they attempt to out run the Border Patrol checkpoints along the highway. In Brook County, Texas 49 migrants bodies have already been recovered.

Meanwhile, Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez warns that the number of migrant deaths will increase as more attempt to enter the U.S. illegally.

“Anytime you recover seven bodies within six days, that’s a high volume,” said Martinez, who said it’s one of the most difficult calls his officers have to make.

Texas Department of Public Safety Lieutenant Chris Olivarez agreed that the number is already high, and bound to get higher. “They get detached from the group, they get lost, they’re out there in the elements. With the South Texas heat, they don’t have water, they get dehydrated and that’s when you start seeing more of these fatalities,” Olivarez said. “Right now, in Brooks County, I believe they’ve already encountered 49 deaths up until this year. Which is a lot.”

After discovering the bodies, state officials test them for diseases. “In fact a few of the bodies that have been recovered out here have tested COVID positive,” Carter said on Hannity Thursday.

As a result, Martinez is not only worried about the dead, but also the living. “You know very well you have others that are contaminated that are walking through, that have made it through because these are left behind,” the Brooks County sheriff said.

Carter found that border officials recovered 250 bodies in 2019. However, this year more than 200 people have been already been recovered by authorities putting it on pace to double the number of dead by the end of the year.

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