At a San Antonia Walmart, at least 8 people have been found dead (apparently from dehydration and heat) and 30 others in serious condition…The culprits? Coyotes smuggling people across the border!
The Left will likely say that to avoid this happening again, we need to open our borders wide open, as this will stop the demand for coyotes. But the reality is that the best way to stop this terrible thing happening is to fully enforce the borders and make it impossible for coyotes to do runs.
Australia has a situation several years back in which people were turning up by boat and sneaking into the country; many people died on a weekly basis by using unsound boats or not knowing how to use the boats. Australia ha a choice to make…To either go and pick up the migrants, or to ban anyone who arrives uninvited from ever being able to even visit Australia again! They chose to implement the ban…And not one more single person died. Proof positive that border enforcement works!
We need the same for the US. When people realise that if they enter illegally they will NEVER be allowed to even come back on holiday, the demand for coyotes will disappear overnight. It worked perfectly in Australia, and it’ll work here, too!
Police have made a grisly discovery in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio in what has been described as a “mass casualty situation.”
From 6 ABC News:
Eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in Texas’ stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case. The driver was arrested.
Twenty other people in extremely critical or serious condition and eight more with lesser injuries including heat stroke and dehydration were found inside the truck, which didn’t have a working air conditioning system despite blistering temperatures that topped 100 degrees (37 Celsius), authorities said. All were taken to several hospitals.
“They were very hot to the touch. So these people were in this trailer without any signs of any type of water,” said San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, briefing journalists at the scene in video authorities posted on social media. “It was a mass casualty situation for us.”
A person from the truck initially approached a Walmart employee in a parking lot and asked for water late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, said police in San Antonio, where temperatures on Saturday reached 101 degrees (38 Celsius). The employee gave the person the water and then called police, and when officers arrived they found the eight people dead in the back of the trailer and 30 other survivors inside, police Chief William McManus said.
Investigators checked store surveillance video, which showed vehicles had arrived and picked up other people from the tractor-trailer, police said.
“We’re looking at a human trafficking crime this evening,” McManus said, adding many of those inside the truck appeared to be adults in their 20s and 30s but also apparently two school-age children. He called the case “a horrific tragedy.”
As the national debate over illegal immigration and border security escalates, a solution is needed to prevent transnational criminal organizations from exploiting innocent individuals for profit.
Hopefully, this tragic case will put the oft-forgotten issue of human trafficking back on the map as plans for a border wall begin to take effect.
H/T: Allen B West