It’s difficult to keep tabs on all of the current crises occurring in the United States.
A tragic event may bring more attention back to the immigration crisis however.
At least 46 migrants were found dead in the back of a semi-truck on Monday in a remote area of San Antonio, Texas.
According to Police Chief William McManus, the migrants were discovered after a worker heard someone yelling for help from the tractor trailer at around 6:00 pm.
He discovered more than 50 migrants abandoned inside the trailer.
Tragically, 46 of them were already dead.
The remaining 16 were suffering from exhaustion and heat stroke.
This marks the deadliest human smuggling incident on American soil since 2003, where 19 immigrants suffered a similar fate inside a sweltering hot tractor trailer.
46 migrants found dead inside a semi-truck in San Antonio, Texas, officials say https://t.co/UHKTLJyctm
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 28, 2022
USA Today reports on this horrific tragedy:
Forty-six people were found dead and 16 others were taken to hospitals Monday after a tractor-trailer containing suspected migrants was found abandoned in a remote area of San Antonio, officials said, the latest tragedy claiming the lives of people attempting to cross the U.S. border from Mexico in recent decades.
According to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, a city worker heard a cry for help from the truck shortly before 6 p.m. Monday and discovered the gruesome scene. Hours later, body bags lay spread on the ground near the trailer as a grim symbol of the calamity.
16 people found inside the truck are being treated at a hospital, Fire Department Chief Charles Hood said, including 12 adults and four children, who he referred to as teenagers and young adults. None of those who died were children, Hood said.
“They were suffering from heat stroke, heat exhaustion,” Hood said, later adding that there were no signs of water or working air conditioning unit on the semi-truck.
BREAKING: law enforcement officials say 46 people found dead in a semi-truck in San Antonio. 16 people from the same semi were sent to the hospital — 12 adults, 4 children. All were hot to the touch, had heat exhaustion & other heat related injuries. No children died. @KVUE
— Natalie Haddad (@natalieontv) June 28, 2022
Horrifying news. 46 migrants were found dead in a semi-truck outside of San Antonio.
We often focus on these mass death events. But people are dying on the border and in migration *constantly.* At least 10 people drowned in the El Paso sector alone in just the last 3 weeks
— Jack Herrera (@jherrerx) June 28, 2022
Absolutely heartbreaking news out of Texas tonight where 44 migrants found dead inside of a semi-truck in San Antonio. City councilwoman Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia also tells CNN another 16 taken to the hospital. Keep in mind that the forecast called for a high of about 95F today.
— Polo Sandoval (@PoloSandovalCNN) June 28, 2022
— HLN (@HLNTV) June 28, 2022
The Biden Administration's border free-for-all is getting people killed: https://t.co/oHtVscX7i1
— Matt Rooney (@MattRooneyNJ) June 28, 2022
Greg Abbott says Biden's 'deadly open border policies' are responsible for deaths of migrants found 'stacked' in semi-truck https://t.co/FlnQYnBFBh
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) June 28, 2022
Many are now blaming Joe Biden’s open border policies for this horrible tragedy.
Greg Abbot is among those pointing the finger to Biden according to Daily Mail:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blamed the deaths on President Joe Biden’s ‘deadly open border policies’ and ‘refusal to enforce the law.’
Biden, addressing the tragedy Tuesday, called the deaths ‘horrifying and heartbreaking’ and said it further underscores the ‘need to go after the multi-billion dollar criminal smuggling industry preying on migrants and leading to far too many innocent deaths.’
The incident marks the deadliest human smuggling on American soil since 2003 when 19 migrants died after riding inside the rear compartment of sweltering 18-wheeler while they traveled from South Texas to Houston. The death doll rose to 50 from 46 on Tuesday morning.
It also comes as the U.S. has reported a record number of migrant crossings, rescues and deaths under the leadership of the Biden Administration.
Biden blamed the tragedy on ‘human traffickers who have no regard for the lives they endanger and exploit to make a profit.’
‘Exploiting vulnerable individuals for profit is shameful, as is political grandstanding around tragedy,’ the president said, reiterating he was dedicated to combatting the skyrocketing migration at the southern border.
Democrats are largely ignoring the story.
On Tuesday's "National Report," @MarkwayneMullin criticizes the Democrats for not addressing the tragedy of the 46 migrants found deceased in a semi-truck.
"The Democrats are silent on this." pic.twitter.com/LoXz6Gzveg
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 28, 2022