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Texas Matters: Should The Border Patrol Close The Falfurrias Checkpoint?

U.S. Border Patrol

Now that it’s June, South Texas must deal with the hottest part of the year when temperatures typically soar over 100 degrees.

The heat is frequently deadly for those immigrants who hike in the South Texas desert to avoid the border patrol check point in Falfurrias in Brooks County. 

Every year the dangerous journey kills dozens of people. Some are wondering if closing the Falfurrias check point and moving it closer to the border is an option that will accomplish the same objective but also save lives.

Eduardo Canales is the director of the South Texas Human Rights Center

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi