Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations works with Border Patrol to apprehend migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border on Nov. 10, 2021. Video by Danyelle Khmara/Arizona Daily Star
Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.
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More migrants are dying in Southern Arizona's desert. To find specifically where and why death counts are rising in this humanitarian crisis, the Star analyzed data and public records and conducted scores of interviews. Our investigation finds key trends and recommends urgent actions and policy changes to prevent deaths.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection lacks tools, technologies and manpower, as well as a reliable way to assess the effectiveness of the equipment in use, according to the audit.
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