Is America to blame for migrants injured crossing the border?

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About half of Americans believe migrants are the most to blame if they are injured while trying to cross into the United States, according to a poll conducted exclusively for Newsweek.

The poll by Redfield & Wilton Strategies found that 49 percent of respondents believe the migrants themselves are the most to blame if they are injured while trying to cross the border.

However, 17 percent said the federal government bears the most responsibility, while 13 percent blamed the governments in border states, such as Texas and Arizona, for migrants being injured. Just 7 percent said the Mexican government was to blame, and 14 percent said they didn’t know.

The poll surveyed 1,500 eligible U.S. voters between March 23 and 24 on behalf of Newsweek.

The number of migrants being injured while trying to climb over the wall that separates Mexico and the U.S. has risen significantly since the Trump administration began replacing sections of it that were less than 20 feet with 30-foot steel bollard barriers to deter illegal crossings.

Earlier in March, 11 people were hurt in a single day after falling from the wall in California. And last week, a woman died after falling from the wall near the San Ysidro Port of Entry.


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