Cry me a river: Border fence jumpers breaking bones


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Tucson.com (NOGALES, Sonora): The 31-year-old Oaxaca native was dangling by one arm, a drop of more than two stories below her. Slowly, her hand slipped and her legs slammed the desert floor with a bone-rattling thud. She couldn’t move. All she could think about was the 14-year-old daughter she had left behind — whom she might never see again.

Reports of migrants getting hurt when trying to jump the fence or trekking through the treacherous desert are not new, but immigrant shelters and Mexican officials are seeing a spike of migrants — especially women — getting hurt trying to jump the border fence. They think, incorrectly, that the jump will be easier than making the treacherous trek through the 100-degree desert.

“It’s the same crossing through the wall or through the desert,” said Gilda Felix, director of the Juan Bosco immigrant shelter in Nogales, where many of the injured are…

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