Cindy Vanessa Mendez kneels over her father's body. Omar Mendez Perez died after being left behind by human smugglers after he fell ill and was unable to keep up. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office)

EXCLUSIVE — Graphic Photos Show Deadly Consequences of Unsecured Border in Texas County

The brutal consequences of our open border are highlighted by the bodies of hundreds of illegal immigrants who died in one Texas county located 80 miles inland from Mexico. In total, 618 corpses have been found since 2009 — many of the deceased have never been identified and their loved ones simply never heard from the migrant again after they crossed the border into the U.S.

Deceased migrant found in Brooks County, Texas, on 1-21-18.

Graphic: Five Migrants’ Bodies Discovered in Texas — 80 Miles from Border

Deputies in South Texas are in the process of recovering the badly decomposed bodies of five migrants who appeared to have died from exposure during this week’s freezing weather conditions. The deaths occurred in Brooks County where it appears the migrants were attempting to circumvent the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint located south of Falfurrias.

Border Patrol Agents and Brooks County Sheriff's Office Deputies recover the body of an illegal immigrant in Brooks County. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

One Texas County Reports 52 Dead Migrants in 2017

In 2017, the bodies or remains of 52 illegal aliens were found in one South Texas county. They died at the hands of human smugglers attempting to move them around the centrally-located U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.

BP rescue of IAs in Winter Conditions

10 Illegal Aliens Found Dead During Recent Texas Freeze

U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement officials recovered the bodies of 10 illegal aliens during a recent South Texas cold snap. Weather forecasters predict additional nights of dangerous weather conditions for the Christmas holiday week.