The Cost of the American Dream?: Deaths along the Mexican border soar in 2007.
The number of people who have died along the U.S./Mexico border has surpassed the number of American soliders killed in Iraq. Since 1995, 4,827 people have died trying to cross the desert wasteland. In August, 2008, the number of soldiers killed reached 4,138.
Last year, then, almost two people died each day. By the first part of 2008, 275 have died so far.