At least 46 people found dead in a truck transporting immigrants in Texas

  • There are 16 survivors and the victims apparently died of suffocation.

  • The Republican governor of Texas politicizes the tragedy and blames Biden

The tragedy hits again people who try to become without papers in immigrants in USA. This Monday they have been located at least 46 deceaseds in the abandoned truck trailer near San Antonio, Texas, where a heat wave has meant that temperatures of about 39 degrees.

In a press conference, the local police chief, William McManus, reported that 16 people more have been located alive and transferred to hospitals in the zone. The head of the fire department, Charles Hood, has also explained that all the cases were related to problems related to the high temperatures and that among those transferred to hospitals there minors.

human trafficking

The truck was located by agents from a branch of the Department of Homeland Security specializing in cases of human trafficking, according to one of the federal sources of ‘The Washington Post’. That agency is the one that has been put in charge of this investigation, in which at the moment there are three people arrested.

The alert call made by a worker in the area where the truck was abandoned was received shortly before six in the afternoon, as explained by the authorities at a press conference. Upon arrival they found the doors of the trailer half-open but the survivors were too weak because of the high temperatures they had endured in the trailer, no water or air conditioninglike to go out by themselves.

Ruby Chavez, a resident of the area where the truck was located and who went there with her husband after seeing the news on television, has told ‘The New York Times’ that that area, which is about 250 kilometers from the border with Mexico, is a common point at which smugglers drop off immigrants. “You can tell they just arrived,” she explained. “You see them with backpacks either asking for money or food. It is sadand we are hearing that there are children”.

politicized crisis

The deaths come at a time when US southern border crossings from Mexico without papers they have fired. According to the latest data from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, in May were almost done 240,000 arrests2% more than the previous month and among the highest figures ever recorded.

The data from the authorities also show that, although the high arrival of migrants from Mexico, Central America, Cuba and Haiti there are ever higher numbers of migrants arriving from other countries such as India, Russia and Turkey.

In Monday’s tragedy, the nationalities of the victims who apparently suffocated in the truck are still unknown. That’s what he said Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrardin a message on Twitter in which he reported that he is heading to the area consul and has shown thecondolences to the victims and their families & rdquor ;.

It’s something he hasn’t done. governor of texasthe Republican Greg Abbott, what has politicized the tragedy immediately. In his first message on Twitter sharing the news, he has assured that the weight of the deaths falls on President democrat. “These deaths are the responsibility of Joe Biden,” He has written. “They are the result of their lethal open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of their refusal to apply the law & rdquor ;, he has written.

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Also in the social network, the Archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia-Sillerwho in a message has assured that the deceased They were looking for a better lifer” and in another he criticized that “once again the worthlessness to deal with immigration (law) reform is killing and destroying lives. we don’t learn“, He has written

The Mayor of San Antoniothe independent Ron Nirenberg, has spoken of “a creepy human tragedy“. The mayor has also written that “the migrants seeking asylum should always be treated as a humanitarian crisis” and has urged “think compassionately.

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