The bodies of at least 40 dead migrants have been found in a trailer in San Antonio, Texas. The finding has been confirmed by local authorities. The vehicle was found this afternoon by agents of the Immigration and Customs Service, known as ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), specialized in the investigation of human trafficking. The local press reported that the vehicle had been found next to a train track in the southwestern part of the city, 250 kilometers from the border with Mexico. Emergency services recovered 15 migrants from the trailer who have been sent to hospitals for treatment. The state of health of these injured has not been specified.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard has said that a Mexican consul is on his way to the site. According to the official, the migrants would have suffocated to death. “We still don’t know nationalities,” specified the person in charge of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who will meet with Joe Biden at the White House in July and where migration is an issue of shared concern.
This new tragedy occurs when the United States registers record numbers of immigration. May broke records for illegal crossings into the country with more than 239,000. The largest access point is through the border shared by Mexico and the State of Texas, the epicenter of illegal crossings of Central American and Mexican citizens into the country. This intense migratory flow has created a problem for the Government of Joe Biden and the Democrats, who will go to the polls in November with the Administration’s immigration policy as one of the issues that most concerns voters.
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