Border Patrol in Texas discovers 49 undocumented migrants hidden in tractor-trailer

Border Patrol agents in Sierra Blanca encountered the tractor-trailer on Thursday during a traffic check at an immigration checkpoint on I-10, 我们. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) 在声明中说.

BORDER FLOODED WITH HUNDREDS OF MIGRANTS CROSSING INTO TEXAS

A non-intrusive K-9 inspection alerted agents to a potential smuggling scheme and the vehicle was checked further. Agents checked the trailer and found 49 migrants from Brazil, 厄瓜多尔, 救星, 洪都拉斯, 危地马拉, Mexico and Peru hiding inside, 该机构说.

Border Patrol agents found 49 migrants from Brazil, 厄瓜多尔, 救星, 洪都拉斯, 危地马拉, Mexico and Peru hiding inside the trailer.

Border Patrol agents found 49 migrants from Brazil, 厄瓜多尔, 救星, 洪都拉斯, 危地马拉, Mexico and Peru hiding inside the trailer. (我们. 海关与边境保护)

Checkpoint operations are vital to monitoring the egress of illegal activity into the United States,” Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin said. “Agents and their K-9 partners were able to positively identify a large smuggling scheme, saving multiple individuals from a potentially dangerous situation.

司机, whom authorities said was a visa holder, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for prosecution.

Elsewhere in Texas, a flood of migrants set up a camp underneath a bridge in Del Rio last week. 我们. 代表. 八月Pfluger, 德州, told Fox News on Saturday that the number of predominantly Haitian migrants camping there in squalid conditions is approaching 15,000.

The Biden administration has been facing a surge in migration since taking office, which has hit a high of more than 200,000 encounters a month in both July and August.

The administration has blamed the Trump administration’s ending of legal asylum pathways, 以及 “root causeslike violence, poverty and corruption. 与此同时, Republicans have blamed the chaos at the border on Biden’s reversal of Trump-era immigration policies.

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