Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Death on the Border Chapter 101: 46 Migrants Reported Dead in Truck/Trailer in San Antonio, Texas
On June 27, #HSI responded to a call from @SATXPolice regarding an alleged human smuggling event involving a tractor trailer on Quintana Road near Cassin Road. Upon arrival, we confirmed more than 40 deceased individuals.— Homeland Security Investigations (@HSI_HQ) June 28, 2022
ICE @HSI_HQ has initiated an investigation with the support of @SATXPolice and @CBP. Human smugglers are callous individuals who have no regard for the vulnerable people they exploit and endanger in order to make a profit.— Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (@SecMayorkas) June 28, 2022
It is only June and it already has been a hot summer. Once again, migrants are dying along the U.S./Mexico border. Yesterday was an especially tragic day.
As reported by the Associated Press,"[a]uthorities in Texas say that 46 people believed to be migrants were found dead in a tractor-trailer and 16 others were taken to hospitals [yesterday] in a remote part of San Antonio." The article lists a few of the many cases of mass deaths of migrants in human smuggling efforts. Click here for more details. Unfortunately, as often reported in posts on the ImmigrationProf blog, the death toll at the U.S./Mexico border has been mounting as U.S. border enforcement efforts have escalated in the last twenty-plus years. See, for example, here, here, here, here, here.
At Least 42 People Found Dead Inside Truck Carrying Migrants In Texas.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 28, 2022
These deaths are on Biden.
They are a result of his deadly open border policies.
They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law. https://t.co/8KG3iAwlEk
This is devastating. Our thoughts go out to the families of those who lost their lives in San Antonio today.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 28, 2022
We need urgent action — dismantle human smuggling rings and replace them with expanded avenues for legal migration that reflect our values and meet our country’s needs. https://t.co/FVDBGFm9Oh