Tag: human smuggling

Undocumented Immigration Attorney Fights for Immigration Reform

The attorney says the fight is still ongoing for people like him, who have worked legally in the country, thanks to deferred action. Adding that tragic incidents like the one in San Antonio should push the federal government act on immigration reform. Cesar Vargas is the first openly undocumented lawyer and for years he’s been traveling all over the U.S., organizing for immigration reform. His organization, ‘Dream Action Coalition’ has confronted politicians in both parties. Recent fatalities during a human smuggling attempt that ended in San Antonio, now more than ever, Vargas says this case should be used to...

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Border Patrol Simulate Dangers Faced When Smuggled Into Country

Falfurrias (KFXV) — Over the weekend, eight people were found dead and 30 others rescued from a big rig trailer parked outside a Wal-Mart in San Antonio. All of them: Victims of human smuggling. While the death toll rises at 10, at least a dozen remain in critical condition. Monday, border patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley sector, hosting a demonstration. Brooks County Sheriff, Benny Martinez, says the Falfurrias checkpoint is the main corridor in the nation for human and drug smuggling. The methods vary but, all of them include endangering the lives of undocumented immigrants who are...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Border Patrol’s Eyes in the Sky

RGV (KFXV) — There are many branches to securing the border on land, air and water. Numbers have gone down but according to U.S. and Border Protection officials, assaults are on the rise against agents. Air interdiction is crucial to protect the border. Tonight, we take a closer look at how this task is accomplished and the challenges that are faced in the sky. The Rio Grande Valley sector is a ‘hot zone’ ranking number one in human smuggling and number two in drug smuggling. Air and marine agents protect the border from the gulf of Mexico to Falcon....

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22 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued in Weslaco

Weslaco (KFXV) — State troopers rescue 22 undocumented immigrants from a tractor-trailer on FM 493 North and FM 1925 after an inspection discovering twenty-two people hidden inside the trailer who were turned over to Border Patrol agents. The driver, 40 year old Lazaro Padron is arrested and faces human smuggling...

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51 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued

Mission (KFXV) — 51 undocumented immigrants rescued from two apartments, 5 other arrested for human smuggling charges. According to Border Patrol, the conditions in both apartments were very poor. The immigrants being from Mexico, Guatemala , El Salvador and Honduras. Two men and three women are being investigated, and will face criminal...

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