The Washington Times reports that the illegal alien assistance group Human Rights Coalition (CDH by its Spanish acronym) reported that the rate of deaths of illegal aliens crossing into Arizona had increased since 2004. The number of deaths stated by the group was 234 in 2004 and 183 in 2011 – a drop of more than 50 deaths. The CDH spin on the issue results from the fact that they compare the death total to the illegal alien apprehension total, and the latter has dropped more steeply than the deaths.

Would it be asking too much to expect the CDH to celebrate that improved border security has resulted in a reduction in loss of life by aliens illegally entering the country while still lamenting the deaths?