For the past two weeks, heat has taken over the southern half of the United States, from Arizona to Florida, bringing triple-digit temperatures to millions of people on both sides of the border.
More than 100 migrants have died from heat so far this year in the southwest, 13 just last week.
“The people who come from Central America, southern America, they don’t know this kind of heat,” said Gail Kocourek, a volunteer with Tucson Samaritans. “They live with humidity, they don’t know the dry heat that sucks the life right out of you.”
2010 and 2021 were the deadliest years for migrants crossing the border in Arizona with over 200 people dead both years.