U.S. and Mexico Launch Campaign for Border Crossers

Latin American Herald Times
June 6, 2012

EL PASO, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol, in coordination with the Mexican government, this week is launching a campaign to prevent the deaths of immigrants along the mutual border and to alert them to the dangerous currents in the irrigation canal in El Paso.

The campaign seeks to warn both the border communities as well as those in the Mexican interior of the danger in crossing the border during the hot season, when temperatures in the desert are intolerable and water is released from the dams into the canals, creating faster currents along those waterways.

The “Border Safety Initiative” will include television and radio messages on media outlets along the frontier as well as in Mexican communities with high levels of migration.

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