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Tragedy in San Antonio: Immigrants use heavily congested trucks and other dangerous methods to enter the United States

  • Darius Brooks
  • BBC News World

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At the U.S.-Mexico border, there is a price for every immigrant smuggler.

Those with limited resources are forced to make the perilous journey Riding in freight trucks to travel hundreds of miles In an inhumane condition.

Unfortunately, in some cases that kind of journey – many hours, No space, no ventilation One Water– More than 50 immigrants died in the trailer’s box there, leading them to their deaths, as happened this Monday near San Antonio, Texas.

“There is a whole chain in the dynamics and economy of immigration trafficking. The people who travel this way [en camiones] This is exactly what the kidnappers are asking for, “said Gabriella Sanchez, a researcher at the Border Trafficking and Educator at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.