International Organization for Migration

2021: Report Shows Migrants Missing, Dead Along Southwest Border Hit All-Time High

A report compiled by a migration research group shows the number of people who went missing or are known to have died along the U.S.-Mexico Border hit an all-time high in 2021. The unprecedented figure follows the record-shattering number of migrants attempting to enter the U.S. following changes in immigration and border security policies by the Biden Administration.

A Culberson County, Texas, Sheriff's Office deputy recovers the remains suspected to be those of a Mexican migrant. (Photo: Culberson County Sheriff's Office)