June 6, 2023
US Congressmen Urge Not to Deport Truck Survivors

US Congressmen Urge Not to Deport Truck Survivors

22 members of the US Congress have requested the government not to deport them you Survivors of truck that killed 53 migrants in TexasInformation, this Friday (8), one of them, the democrat Joaquín Castro.

In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Castro urged that immigrants be protected from deportation, that applicants be considered for humanitarian visas, and that victims’ families be allowed to visit survivors and collect the bodies of the dead. In a statement.

you The migrants who died were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.. They suffered hyperthermia and severe dehydration while traveling overcrowded in an unventilated trailer.

“While survivors focus on their recovery in San Antonio hospitals, they should not worry about their future in the United States,” they wrote.

“This tragedy is a symptom of a dysfunctional immigration system,” they added.

In April, Mayorkas himself said that President Joe Biden’s government “has a broken and dismantled system that is already under pressure. It is not designed to manage the current levels and types of migrant flows.”

According to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In May, Mexico set a new record for the number of encounters with undocumented immigrants at the border (239,416).That means every time one of them turns up and surrenders to an officer or is arrested trying to enter the country.

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