“Lack of control” on the US border contributes to the horrific death of immigrants: President of Mexico

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday that the catastrophic situation in the immigrants’ homeland and the situation on the US-Mexico border were blamed on the tragic incident in San Antonio, Texas. ..

At least 50 migrants have died after being trapped in a sultry semi-trailer in San Antonio in one of the most deadly trafficking cases in history, according to US and Mexican officials.

Illegal immigrants were found dead on Monday in a truck trailer on the outskirts of Texas City. There the temperature rose to 103 degrees Fahrenheit.

At least 40 migrants were found dead on a truck in San Antonio
Law enforcement members will investigate tractor trailers in San Antonio, Texas on June 27, 2022. (JordanVonderhaar / Getty Images)

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Evlad said on Twitter that about 22 Mexicans, seven Guatemalans and two Hondurans were identified among the dead. According to Mexican officials, there was no information on the nationalities of the other 19 people.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department, more than 12 people, including four minors, were taken to the hospital because of heat stroke and malaise, but no children were killed.

“These deaths are in Biden.”

The Mexican president expressed his condolences to his relatives in the catastrophe, saying that the poverty of immigrants’ home countries and the situation on the border between the United States and Mexico contributed to the tragedy.

“Of course, these unfortunate events have to do with the desperate poverty situation of our Central American brothers and Mexicans,” he said in a daily briefing. “”[It] This is also due to trafficking, in this case due to the lack of control over the US border and within the United States. “

Lopez Obrador’s comments reflect what Texas Governor Greg Abbott said after the incident.

Abbott vehemently criticized President Joe Biden’s border policy, saying that the death of migrants was the result of Biden’s policy.

“These deaths are in Biden. They are the result of his deadly open border policy. They show the fatal consequences of his refusal to enforce the law,” he said. Written in the media Position..

However, the White House claimed that the border was “closed” and accused traffickers.

“The case underscores the need for the multi-billion dollar criminal smuggling industry to prey on migrants and encourage too many innocent deaths,” Biden said. statement on tuesday. “My administration will continue to do everything possible to prevent human smugglers and traffickers from using people who are trying to enter the United States during the port of entry.”

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre He denied the claim that the southern border was open.

“The fact of the matter is that the borders are closed,” she said in response to a question about the death of migrants.

Contributed by Enrico Trigoso and Reuters In this report.

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Allen Zhong is a longtime writer and reporter for The Epoch Times. He joined the Epoch Media Group in 2012. His main focus is American politics.