Horrible news out of San Antonio, Texas, Monday night, as reports indicate at least 46 migrants were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer.
Per Fox News:
Crews were at the 9600 block of Quintana Road where an 18-wheeler containing up to 100 migrants inside was found abandoned, Fox San Antonio reported. The discovery is part of what is believed to be a human smuggling operation.
“This is nothing short of a horrific human tragedy,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Monday night near the location where the tractor-trailer was found.
Per the reports, none of those found dead were children. However, four children were transported to the hospital, along with a dozen adults.
Federal authorities are investigating the situation. Also per Fox:
All the deceased victims had evidence of heat-related causes of death and the survivors who were transported to the hospital were similarly suffering heat stroke, exhaustion and dehydration, he said.
McManus clarified the tractor-trailer was refrigerated, however, the refrigeration system was not functioning.
He also said there was no drinkable water found inside the trailer.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott didn’t mince words about who he believes bears responsibility:
At Least 42 People Found Dead Inside Truck Carrying Migrants In Texas.
These deaths are on Biden.
They are a result of his deadly open border policies.
They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law. https://t.co/8KG3iAwlEk
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 28, 2022
Unsurprisingly, the Biden administration sees it differently:
“The fact of the matter is the border is closed,” says Karine Jean-Pierre in response to Republican criticism of Biden’s border security policies causing death of 46 migrants
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 28, 2022
The human smugglers apparently haven’t gotten that memo.