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Trump’s border wall has resulted in ‘unprecedented’ increase in migrant injuries and death

‘This is an unseen public health crisis happening right now,’ says a medical director at UC San Diego Health.

Donald Trump’s “impenetrable” border wall has resulted in increased migrant deaths and devastating injuries from falling, according to a new study that analyzed the effect of the new barriers on a southern California hospital.

The US replaced more than 400 miles of existing barriers that were between six-17ft tall with a 30-ft steel wall, and added nearly 50 miles of new barrier under the former president, who campaigned on the promise of “securing” America’s borders and routinely demonized migrants.

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