A 6-year-old from India died after crossing the US-Mexico border. More Indians are making that journey

(CNN)On the day she died, the little girl was thousands of miles away from the country where she was born. The number of Indian nationals apprehended at the Southwest border has been steadily climbing, and sharply increased last year, according to Border Patrol statistics. In the 2018 fiscal year, 8,997 people from India were apprehended at the Southwest border — more than triple the number from the year before, when 2,943 Indian migrants were apprehended. A larger trend That’s still a small percentage — about 2% of the overall number of migrants apprehended at the Southwest border in fiscal year 2018. The clear majority of migrants apprehended at the border came from Latin American countries, largely from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras …