Friday, September 30, 2005

So Many Flowers

Sister Rebeca Garcia walks past a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall on Friday, Sept. 30, 2005. Immigrant rights workers placed 3,600 flowers representing the same number of migrants known to have died while crossing undocumented into the United States. October 1, is the 11th anniversary of the start of Operation Gatekeeper, the U.S. policy to shore up the border against undocumented migration, which caused many migrants to take dangerous routes through mountains and deserts resulting in more deaths. AP

I wonder how many flowers it takes to represent the same number of Mexican citizens who have died because of their own corrupt government? I also wonder where that wall of flowers is?