Nearly 60 individuals -including children- were discovered in San Antonio, Texas late Tuesday evening crammed into a single tractor-trailer; raising serious questions over how the immigrants were able to successfully cross the US-Mexico border.
According to MySanAntonio News, authorities from multiple federal and local agencies descended on the south Texas town Tuesday night after the trailer was discovered in a quiet residential neighborhood.
About 40 people suspected to be undocumented immigrants, being searched one by one and then loaded into SAPD van. It seems they came here in this semi trailer which is surrounded by investigators. We're in an alley off of Broadway, near the San Antonio International Airport. pic.twitter.com/LwqhW2cG8r
— Deven Clarke (@DevenClarke) June 13, 2018
“KSAT-TV reports that authorities from several agencies were called to a North Side neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and found 55 people suspected of entering the country illegally in and around a tractor-trailer,” writes MySA.
“This truck was air-conditioned, thank God. This truck had water. So they were hydrated,” said San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood, adding that at least five immigrants were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Read the full story here.
BORDER CHAOS: Trailer Crammed with 90 IMMIGRANTS Discovered in Texas
A packed trailer carrying at least 90 illegal immigrants was found in Texas this week, raising serious questions over how the vehicle crossed the border without alerting federal authorities.
According to the New York Daily News, the trailer was found late Tuesday night on a local highway near the US-Mexico border, with police stopping the vehicle in the town of Raymondville at approximately 10pm.
Authorities found at least 90 people crammed into the tiny space and rushed multiple individuals to a nearby hospital as 86 passengers were treated for dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Willacy County EMS Frank Torres confirm over 50 undocumented immigrants found inside of a tractor trailer on Northbound Highway 77 near Raymondville. No report of injuries at the moment. @kgbt pic.twitter.com/wrDoLqtf5m
— Stephen Sealey Jr. (@StephenjSealey) May 23, 2018
President Trump slammed the border chaos earlier this year, announcing his decision to deploy the US National Guard to the region to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs into the United States.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Horse Trailer SMUGGLING 19 Immigrants CRASHES near San Diego
An extended horse trailer carrying at least 19 people who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border crashed in Southern California over the weekend, with six immigrants being taken to nearby hospitals with “moderate” injuries.
According to Fox News, the trailer had entered the United States just moments before the accident; with local residents saying they witnessed “more than a dozen” people “fleeing” into the mountains after the incident.
“After a search of the area authorities were able to round up most, if not all, involved, said Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Olmos. CHP and Cal Fire reported 18 individuals, while Border Patrol said there were 19; the reason for the discrepancy wasn’t immediately known,” reports Fox.
American officials added the driver of the truck hauling the horse trailer has yet to be identified and were unclear if he or she was currently in US custody.
It also remains unknown how and where the undocumented immigrants crossed into US territory.