Illegal Immigrant Deaths Burden Border Towns A record-setting 464 illegal immigrants have died this year trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Cities along the border pay high costs, storing bodies and conducting autopsies before they can be either buried or shipped back to Mexico or Central America.
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Illegal Immigrant Deaths Burden Border Towns

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Illegal Immigrant Deaths Burden Border Towns

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A record-setting 464 illegal immigrants have died this year trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Cities along the border pay high costs, storing bodies and conducting autopsies before they can be either buried or shipped back to Mexico or Central America.

The overflow at the morgue in Pima County, Ariz., holds the bodies of 60 immigrants who died crossing the Arizona desert this year. Ted Robbins, NPR hide caption

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