Following the death of dozens upon migrant workers in Texas, the Latin American Leader pointed out that there was lawlessness at US borders
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexican President, stated that the US is having difficulty managing its southern border. “lack of control”After more than 50 migrants were smuggled in, this was the most serious case of human trafficking ever seen in the United States.
Speaking during a Tuesday press briefing – one day after dozens of migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer near San Antonio, Texas – Obrador said the deaths were a “tremendous tragedy,”Adding that these incidents are due to poverty, desperation and the chaotic environment at the border.
“It happens because there is trafficking of people and a lack of control, in this case at the Mexican-US border, but also in the US interior,”According to the president
CBS was informed by US police officials about the incident “appears to be the deadliest human smuggling case in modern US history,”Local authorities raised the death count to 51 Tuesday afternoon. The time the group was in the trailer is unknown. However, the police reported that there were no water and an air conditioner working in the vehicle.
Although all victims are still unknown, there were 39 male and 12 female victims, as well as migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Fourteen more people, including four children and 12 adults were also taken to hospital for heat-related illnesses.
A spokesperson for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), stated that three people have been arrested in relation to the deaths. These suspects are thought to have participated in the smuggling operation, which brought the victims into America.
Obrador said that he was going to meet with Joe Biden, the US President on July 12, to talk about the border problem. He also claimed that Texas’ tragedy is not being addressed. “bitter proof”These solutions are required.
“We must continue to insist on supporting people so that they do not have to leave their villages to go look for life on the other side of the border,”He said.
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