Multiple Migrants Injured at Border Wall

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( – Over the first weekend in March, close to a dozen undocumented immigrants ended up getting injured as they tried to scale the border wall constructed to separate Mexico and California. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department announced that they had to take ten people to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. 

The ages of those who had been taken to the hospital ranged from 18 to mid-40s. President of Scripps Health Chris Van Gorder noted that four of the people who ended up being injured were transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital. Three of those individuals were traveling with five kids under the age of 11.

The parents were taken in for treatment while the hospital handled childcare for the children. The incident occurred only a few days after a man who is believed to have been in his 20s ended up drowning while trying to get past the border wall, Fox News reported.

Officials have noted that there has been a large increase in trauma cases since the increase in the height of border walls under the former President. Former President Donald Trump’s administration replaced certain border wall sections that had been under 20 feet with new 30-foot steel bollard barriers. 

UC San Diego Health treated close to 450 patients back in 2021, all of whom ended up injured after trying to climb the wall. This was a significant increase from 2 years before that, in which there were only around 60 patients reported.

Amid controversy over the handling of border issues, Texas has been taking a harsher stance against illegal immigration while sending many asylum seekers to other states.

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