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Two migrants’ bodies found in river near US border

This week, two migrants, one of them being a three-year-old child, were found dead in the Rio Grande, which is the river that separates the United States and Mexico.

More people who move to the US through the southern border have increased a lot in September, which is causing a problem because it puts pressure on the resources available in that area.

It is believed that the child died from drowning after being carried away while crossing the river.

Every year, hundreds of people trying to cross to another country die.

A spokesperson from the Texas Department of Public Safety, mentioned by CBS, the BBC’s US partner, said that they found the body of the three-year-old child near Eagle Pass on Wednesday. He was going on a trip with his family and was officially declared dead at a nearby hospital.

The next day, police in Texas found another dead person in the river in the same place.

The bodies were found north of a line of border buoys used to stop people from crossing the border near Eagle Pass.

The barrier has been causing a lot of legal disagreements, and a judge decided earlier this month that it needs to be moved by September 15th.

Texas tried to take legal action to stop the buoys from being removed, and they were successful. The buoys were allowed to stay where they were.

Along the entire US-Mexico border, which stretches for about 2,000 miles or 3,218 kilometers, the number of migrants caught trying to enter the United States has reached extremely high levels this month. This presents a big problem for President Joe Biden, who is working on a plan to deal with immigration.

CBS obtained data from the government agency called Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). The data shows that in the first 20 days of September, about 140,000 people who were trying to cross the border were stopped and taken into custody. On average, this is about 6,900 people per day. In July, there were about 4,300 on average every day.

On Wednesday, almost 9,000 migrants went through the immigration process, which is the highest number in a day since May. This happened right before the US government decided to stop using a policy called Title 42. This policy was put in place by former President Trump and it allowed the US to quickly send many migrants back to their home countries.
This chart displays the number of migrants at the border between the United States and Mexico since the year 2021.
The data shows that the CBP is expected to catch 210,000 migrants by the end of the month, which is the highest number since December 2022 when 222,000 were caught.

In the town of Eagle Pass, which has around 30,000 people, officials have declared a one-week state of emergency. This will enable them to ask for more help to deal with the large number of migrants coming into the town.

In Eagle Pass and El Paso, authorities had to temporarily stop trucks and buses from crossing the international bridges. This was done so that the staff could focus on dealing with migrants.

The problem has also become more politically heated, with the Biden administration facing harsh criticism from Republicans and some Democrats for how it has dealt with the border situation in the south.

Earlier this week, the government said that they will be sending 800 more military personnel to join the 2,500 troops already there. They will help with tasks that need to be done.

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