TWITCHY – This week a Texas National Guardsman drowned after trying to rescue migrants.
Now we’re hearing about the grim toll of President Donald Trump’s border wall.
It seems that illegal immigrants are falling off of it after trying to climb it and ending up in the hospital.
How about not trying to climb the fence? … READ MORE.
“The border wall Trump called unclimbable is taking a grim toll” – THE WASHINGTON POST
By Nick Miroff, April 29, 2022
SAN DIEGO — In the trauma wards of this city’s major hospitals, patients from the border have arrived every day with gruesome injuries:
skull fractures, broken vertebrae and shattered limbs, their lower extremities twisted into deranged angles.
The patients have fallen from new 30-foot segments of President Donald Trump’s border wall, a structure he touted as a “Rolls-Royce” that “can’t be climbed.”
The border wall Trump called unclimbable is taking a grim toll.
Since 2019, when it was raised to 30 feet along much of the border in California, the number of patients coming to UCSD Medical Center’s trauma ward after falling off jumped fivefold to 375. https://t.co/Qm8anPRX3B pic.twitter.com/sGuNECSjeB
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 30, 2022
His administration built more formidable barriers in the San Diego area than anywhere else along the southern border, with miles of double-layer steel fencing, but that has not stopped more and more migrants from trying to scale it.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they do not tally deaths and injuries resulting from such falls.
But new statistics published Friday by University of California at San Diego physicians in the journal JAMA Surgery provide one of the first attempts to measure the toll …
Since 2019, when the barrier’s height was raised to 30 feet along much of the border in California, the number of patients arriving at the UC San Diego Medical Center’s trauma ward after falling off the structure has jumped fivefold, to 375, the physicians found.
Falling deaths at the barrier went from zero to 16 during that time, according to the report, citing records maintained by the San Diego county medical examiner.