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Tag: Human Smuggling

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.

Texas Troopers Find Migrants near Death in U-Haul

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers discovered eight illegal aliens locked inside the cargo area of a U-Haul truck. Some were near death as outside temperatures in the area climbed to more than 100 degrees.

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