The Border Crisis Continues as 149 Illegal Aliens Found Packed in a Tractor Trailer

 

LAREDO, TX – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate Highway 35 (I-35) checkpoint discover illegal aliens inside a commercial trailer during a human smuggling attempt, north of Laredo, TX.

The incident occurred on April 16, when a commercial tractor-trailer approached the checkpoint.  Through a non-intrusive scan of the trailer, agents observed multiple anomalies inside the trailer. Agents opened the sealed cargo area of the tractor trailer and discovered a total of 149 illegal aliens locked inside.  None of the individuals were wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).  They were all medically screened and provided PPE. 

149 Illegal Aliens Packed in Trailer (Contributed/CBP)

149 Illegal Aliens Packed in Trailer (Contributed/CBP)

The undocumented individuals were determined to be in the United States illegally from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, El Salvador, Peru, and Ecuador.  

They were all placed under arrest along with the driver, a U.S. citizen, pending further investigation by Special Agents of Homeland Security Investigations.  The U.S. Border Patrol seized both the tractor and trailer.  

Human smugglers continue to have no regard for the safety and health of the people they exploit for profit.  With a noted increase in COVID-19 infections among detainees, the transporting of large groups of people without PPE in close dangerous quarters endangers the individuals and safety of our Nation.  

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CGM5, Tue, 04/20/2021 - 15:56

Everyone be sure to thank President biden for this tremendous surge of illegal alien.  

The border patrol itself, and even an article on this website, has said that this "surge" started in April of 2020, under trump.

This website (sanangelolive) itself said it;

"The number of encounters at the border has been rising since April 2020 due to reasons which include violence, natural disasters, food insecurity, and poverty in Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries of Central America."

https://sanangelolive.com/news/crime/2021-04-09/border-patrol-confirms-illegal-alien-surge-after-biden-executive-order

And in fact it has been going on longer than that;

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/05/border-crisis-donald-trump-226573

CGM5, Tue, 04/20/2021 - 15:56

Everyone be sure to thank President biden for this tremendous surge of illegal aliens.  

Typical demo lib! Can’t accept any responsibility for the actions of the current administration which led to the crisis at the border has to blame it on Trump ;)

You are the one that cannot accept the fact that this "crisis" started under trump.

"The number of encounters at the border has been rising since April 2020 due to reasons which include violence, natural disasters, food insecurity, and poverty in Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries of Central America."

https://sanangelolive.com/news/crime/2021-04-09/border-patrol-confirms-illegal-alien-surge-after-biden-executive-order

Also,

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/05/border-crisis-donald-trump-226573

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