After listing several news items regarding the mistreatment of undocumented immigrants, “Democracy Now!” hosts Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh discuss mass graves found in Brooks County, Texas, where many bodies were buried without identification in trash bags by a funeral home that charged taxpayers thousands of dollars.

In a clip from a report by The Weather Channel in conjunction with Telemundo and The Investigative Fund, a member of a team of Baylor University and University of Indianapolis anthropologists explains the importance of exhuming the bodies that have been mishandled and anonymously dumped in the corner of a Texas cemetery: “I just feel like everybody deserves to be mourned properly,” Krista Latham tells reporter John Carlos Frey. “They still have parents or siblings or spouses or children that are wondering what happened to them. So we’re doing this for the families.”

And while forensic teams are trying to help relatives mourn their lost loved ones, some of whom died while waiting hours for emergency help from the Border Patrol that never arrived, the state seems uninterested in holding anyone accountable for the gross negligence involved in these burials.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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