Saturday, April 8, 2023

Two Deadly Train Car Suffocations Latest in 'horrendous amount of carnage' Along Rail Tracks; Migrant Deaths on Texas Train Mark Latest Border Incident in String of Recent Tragedies: 'Heartbroken'; Two Dead, Several Injured After Migrants were Found “suffocating” Inside Locked Train Car

Two deadly train car suffocations latest in 'horrendous amount of carnage' along rail tracks:
A Texas congressman representing the largest district on the U.S.-Mexico border said two deadly human smuggling incidents over the weekend show the tragedies of illegal immigration are as present within the United States as they are along the actual border.
Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX), whose district encompasses 800 miles of the southern border and includes the small town of Uvalde, told the Washington Examiner on Monday evening that the carnage from fatal illegal immigration attempts near Uvalde and Eagle Pass, Texas, had become normal occurrences under President Joe Biden.
"This is literally every single day in my district," Gonzales said in a phone call. "The crisis is no longer on the Rio Grande. I mean, it is everywhere. It is everywhere throughout my district."
On March 25, authorities responded to a Union Pacific train car in the border town of Eagle Pass, where a dozen immigrants who had illegally entered the country on foot were trapped inside one of the cars. One person was declared deceased and three others were taken to a hospital for medical care.
The group had been confined to the overheated, cramped space for more than 24 hours on an early spring day when temperatures surpassed 80 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a statement from the Eagle Pass Fire Department.
"Imagine being a first responder and seeing that not once a year but every week. You're having to deal with some kind of traumatic experience either death or maim," Gonzales said. "Every single week you're having to fish a body out of a train or a river or a desert or a ranch or a car or car accident. And sometimes that body is an American. Sometimes that body is a migrant." --->READ MORE HERE
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Migrant deaths on Texas train mark latest border incident in string of recent tragedies: 'Heartbroken'
The deaths of two migrants in a train car in a small Texas town in Uvalde County marks the latest tragedy to hit the southern border amid a historic migrant crisis – a crisis being facilitated by human smugglers, who will often put migrants in deadly situations.
The Uvalde Police Department received a 911 call Friday afternoon saying there were "numerous" migrants "suffocating" in a train car. Border Patrol had been informed and stopped the car two to three miles east of Knippa, Texas. The incident is suspected to be related to human smuggling, sources said.
Officials for Union Pacific Railroad later said that 15 people were found in the rail car, two people died while four were air-lifted to San Antonio, and six were taken to nearby hospitals.
"Union Pacific is deeply saddened by this incident and the tragedies occurring at the border. We take the safety of all individuals seriously and work tirelessly with law enforcement partners to detect illegal items and people riding inside or on our rail cars. This incident is under investigation," it said.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement that the agency is "heartbroken to learn of yet another tragic incident of migrants taking the dangerous journey."
"I thank the Border Patrol Agents who responded to the scene and the HSI Agents who are supporting the investigation in Uvalde. We will work with the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office to hold those responsible. Smugglers are callous and only care about making a profit," he said. --->READ MORE HERE
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