FALFURRIAS, TX - FEBRUARY 27: A sign reading "bones" serves as a marker for the grave of unidentified migrant remains that are buried in Brooks County's cemetery in Falfurrias, Texas, on Wednesday, February 26, 2013.
In 2012, the remains 127 immigrants were discovered in Brooks County, which is nearly 60 miles north of the Mexican border with Texas, and considered to be the last stop before illegal immigrants make their way to larger cities like Houston. Judge Raul M. Ramirez says that the county has run out of room to bury future unidentified remains which also places an even tighter strain on the already stressed county budget. Should the rising trend of migrant death continue the county will be forced to acquire more land for a new cemetery.
CREDIT: Brandon Thibodeaux for The Wall Street Journal