Tag: Human Smuggling

109 Migrantes Rumbo a Texas Rescatados de Trailer

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas — Con muestras de asfixia y deshidratación fueron rescatados 109 Centro-Americanos que eran transportados en la caja de un tráiler desde el sur de Mexico y cuyo destino era llegar a los Estados Unidos Americanos.

Over 100 Migrants Found Dying of Asphyxiation in Tractor-Trailer Headed for Texas

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas — The discovery of over 100 migrants headed to Texas took place at a military checkpoint just 30 minutes north of Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas. According to information released by Mexico’s National Immigration Institute (INM), the discovery became a rescue operation once authorities realized the health conditions of the migrants.

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent and K-9 security dog keep watch at a checkpoint station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas Sheriff Arrests Smuggler with 57 Migrants in Tractor-Trailer

A Texas sheriff ordered the arrest of an 18-wheeler driver allegedly found smuggling 57 migrants from the Rio Grande Valley. Border Patrol agents made the discovery of the human cargo loaded in the back of a locked tractor-trailer at an inspection checkpoint 80 miles from the Mexican border.

SB4 Sanctuary City Law Protest

Texas AG Confirms Investigation Into Alleged Violation of Sanctuary City Law

The Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) confirmed to Breitbart Texas that it is conducting an investigation into a possible violation of the state’s new sanctuary city law by San Antonio Police Chief William McManus. The investigation could lead to a criminal prosecution under the SB4 anti-sanctuary city law passed in the 2017 legislative session.

San Antonio police chief Chief William P. McManus

Texas Police Chief Hampers Human Smuggling Prosecution by Releasing Migrant Witnesses

The San Antonio chief of police admitted to reporters on Friday that he released 12 alleged illegal aliens who were smuggled in the back of a tractor-trailer. He did so without allowing the federal government to properly vet them for criminal or immigration records. He also made the decision to charge the driver under Texas human smuggling statutes, despite releasing the purported witnesses to the alleged crime.

2nd Man Charged for Deaths of 10 Illegal Aliens in Texas

Federal prosecutors obtained an indictment charging a second man for the deaths of 10 illegal immigrants while being smuggled in a hot 18-wheeler this summer. The Department of Justice (DOJ) also announced it is not seeking the death penalty in these cases.

Two Migrants Sexually Assaulted Before Crossing into Texas

A mother and her juvenile daughter told Border Patrol agents they were sexually assaulted before crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico. The woman and her child managed to escape and joined up with another group as they prepared to cross the Rio Grande.

Stiff Sentences Given for Five Human Smuggling Stash House Operators

Five men in the Rio Grande Valley received prison sentences ranging from 16 to 30 years each for their roles in a human smuggling stash house kidnapping scheme. The men stole the human cargo from a stash house and then demanded the victims call family members to pay a ransom for their release. Two other previously deported illegal aliens also received sentences in the case.

Truck Driver Indicted in San Antonio Human Smuggling Deaths

A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against the Florida truck driver arrested in connection with the deaths of 10 illegal aliens. The man is accused of hauling more than 100 illegal aliens from Laredo to San Antonio. He allegedly locked the illegal aliens in the back of the trailer where they faced temperatures in excess of 110 degrees for several hours.

Death, Snakes, Injury Await Smuggled Aliens in South Texas

U.S. Border Patrol agents found two deceased illegal aliens on ranches in Brooks County, Texas, on Thursday. A Justice of the Peace pronounced them dead after agents found them in the sand located about 80 miles north of the Texas border with Mexico. Officials transported the bodies to the Webb County Coroner’s Office.

Open Borders Group Attacks Texas Cops for Calling ICE in Smuggling Deaths Case

An illegal immigrant advocacy group attacked the San Antonio Police Department for calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after they discovered a trailer full of dead and critically endangered illegal aliens early Sunday. The organization’s leader says the smuggling victims were further traumatized by the presence of ICE. She also blamed the deaths on the Trump Administration’s immigration policies.

UPDATE: Nine Illegal Immigrants Found Dead in Truck

Police in San Antonio discovered eight illegal aliens in a tractor trailer parked in a Walmart parking lot early Sunday morning. Approximately 20 persons were in “extremely critical” or “very serious” condition.