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Border Safety Initiative shows the dangers migrants face

Posted: 5:10 PM, May 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-03 23:10:21Z

Tucson Sector Border Patrol held its annual Border Safely Initiative Thursday.

This event promotes messaging about the dangers migrants face when illegally crossing the U.S./Mexico Border.

Attendees participated in a 3-mile walk through Mariposa washes to allow participants to experience what migrants encounter.

All of us, together, will continue to inform and educate potential migrants and their families on how dangerous it is to attempt crossing the border in Arizona’s remote Sonoran desert region, said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. Far too often, our agents discover the remains of individuals who either did not know of the dangers or did not heed the warnings.