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Hundreds die every year trying to enter from U.S. southern border

Every day, migrants risk their lives attempting to crossing the vast stretches of desert along the U.S. border with Mexico. Hundreds die from hypothermia, dehydration or exposure to the elements. A small group of volunteers who call themselves the Desert Angels have made it their mission to comb the desert, hoping to save lives before border crossers low on water and supplies, in need of medical aid, or simply lost, die making the perilous journey. Despite the rhetoric in Washington D.C. over immigration reform, Trump's border wall and the debate over DACA, on the front lines U.S. policy has been to prioritize providing medical aid and saving lives when possible, but border agents can't help who they can't find, which makes the volunteers the only hope for those dying in the desert.

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