A Continued Humanitarian Crisis at the Border: Undocumented Border Crosser Deaths Recorded by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, 1990-2012

44 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2015 Last revised: 6 Aug 2015

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Daniel Martinez

University of Arizona

Robin Reineke

The School of Anthropology

Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith

Binational Migration Institute

Bruce Anderson

Pima County Office of Medical Examiner

Gregory Hess

Pima County Office of Medical Examiner

Bruce Parks

Pima County Office of Medical Examiner

Date Written: June 1, 2013

Abstract

This report analyzes the numeric trends and demographic characteristics of the deaths of undocumented border crossers in the area covered by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner which is located in the city of Tucson, Arizona. This office provides medico-legal death investigation for the western two-thirds of the Tucson Sector’s southern border with Mexico (Anderson 2008) and has been the office responsible for the examination of over 95% of all migrant remains discovered in Arizona since 2003 (Coalición de Derechos Humanos 2013). The data for this report come from the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner.

Keywords: border enforcement, migrant deaths, unauthorized migration

Suggested Citation

Martinez, Daniel and Reineke, Robin and Rubio-Goldsmith, Raquel and Anderson, Bruce and Hess, Gregory and Parks, Bruce, A Continued Humanitarian Crisis at the Border: Undocumented Border Crosser Deaths Recorded by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, 1990-2012 (June 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633209 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2633209

Daniel Martinez (Contact Author)

University of Arizona ( email )

United States

Robin Reineke

The School of Anthropology ( email )

Department of History
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith

Binational Migration Institute ( email )

Department of History
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Bruce Anderson

Pima County Office of Medical Examiner ( email )

Gregory Hess

Pima County Office of Medical Examiner ( email )

Bruce Parks

Pima County Office of Medical Examiner ( email )

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