Border Patrol apprehension methods and border deaths

In FY2010 alone, at least 253 people died attempting to cross the southern Arizona border. Border Patrol practices in the desert routinely increase the risk of death in the desert by dispersing groups with helicopters, impeding search-and-rescue efforts, and vandalizing life-saving resources such as food, water, and blankets. These methods are documented in A Culture of Cruelty.