Seventy-two massacre victims found dead in Mexico were migrants who were extorted by gunmen on their way to Texas, according to a witness. Read the NY Times story here. The victims, 58 men and 14 women were reportedly from Central and South America. A drug cartel is suspected, reports AP.
The Los Angeles Times has this story about another deadly aspect of migration over the border. Even though illegal immigration appears to be down this year overall, the number of deaths of people trying to cross the desert could set a record, the paper reports.
Earlier this month, the Phoenix New Times had a harrowing story looking into the violent world of human smuggling. It starts here.