venerdì 21 gennaio 2022

Family’s death at US-Canada border underscores desperate journeys of migrants

(Leyland Cecco, The Guardian)
The death of four members of an Indian family at the US-Canada border has once again highlighted the dangerous journeys families are willing to risk for a better life – and the groups that profit from their desperation. Police in Canada announced on Thursday that the victims, who included a baby and young boy, probably froze to death while attempting to cross into the United States during a blizzard. Seven others survived and were intercepted by police. “It was an absolutely mind-blowing story. It’s so tragic to see a family die like that, victims of human traffickers … and of people who took advantage of their desire to build a better life,” Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau told reporters on Friday. (...)