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Want to Track Deaths Along the Border? There's An App for That.

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: illegal immigration, human rights, usa, u.s., government, ethics )

- 1871 days ago -
The app, based on information compiled by the medical examiner and other sources and made possible by an anonymous $175,000 grant to Pima County Arizona, could help identify the unclaimed bodies of migrants and reunite them with their families

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Helen Porter (39)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 6:43 am
What else are they going to waste our money on?

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:02 am
Thank you! (n, p, t)

lee e (114)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 9:11 am
I don't trust this a wit! How to spy 101

Winnie A (179)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 9:50 am

pam w (139)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 10:09 am
Nobody forces these people to break our immigration laws. If they put the same effort into improving their government that they do in getting here....think how much better the world could be.

Roger Skinner (14)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 11:04 am
The title for this item sounds rather morbid, but there is a purpose to the app beyond sick curiosity. I guess Zee didn't bother reading the description of this article nor the article itself which notes that the app was "made possible by an anonymous $175,000 grant". "Our" money wasn't wasted. And it isn't a waste if it helps "identify the unclaimed bodies of migrants and reunite them with their families."

Robert O (12)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 11:31 am
It would be interesting to know, but also sad and morbid. If only the immigration system would be overhauled in a thorough and compassionate way, then the border death rate would be mitigated. Most immigrants coming in are good hardworking people and their labor is needed, but the xenophobic nationalists want nothing to do with immigration reform since they only want certain types (namely European immigrants) to be here instead. Thanks Cal.

S S (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 11:31 am
Thank you.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 2:49 pm
Thank you, Cal. I live in Pima County and believe this is a humanitarian issue. We who have lived in border areas for decades know the truth---that a huge majority come here to escape horrible poverty and find work. Most leave families back home. Many, many pay others to help them cross, and are then "taken for a ride" and never reach their a result of "inhumane" trafficking, and are left for dead in the desert.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 3:26 pm

Carol H (229)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:52 pm
noted, thanks Cal

Nikolas K (94)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 11:58 pm
Karma at work here America stripped Mexico of its assets and reduced its people to just being slaves and now they kill them trying to make a better life for their families by crossing the border. The Americans live by the policy of we can invade you for profit but look out if you try to do it to us. America is full of brain dead hypocrites but its not their fault but that of the parents who failed to give them truthful education because they all just sat in front of TV and believed the American fiction films like superman. Fighting for truth and justice the American way.
Notice the words American way,

Robert K (31)
Friday May 10, 2013, 3:51 am
"What else are they going to waste our money on?"

Obviously you either didn't read it or have a reading comprehension problem. What part of "made possible by an anonymous $175,000 grant to Pima County Arizona" were you stumped by?

paul m (93)
Friday May 10, 2013, 5:54 am


Jaime Alves (52)
Friday May 10, 2013, 7:06 am

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday May 10, 2013, 7:52 am
Noted thanks

Scott J (0)
Friday May 10, 2013, 3:45 pm
Maybe the violence would end if we ended the War on Drugs and made meaningful reforms on Immigration.

Sergio P (65)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:50 am
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