En “El ReidOut,” Reid reported on the growing number of deaths attributed to an abandoned tractor-trailer found in Texas Monday evening. Although authorities linked the deaths to ongoing human trafficking issues, Reid quickly suggested that the U.S.’s “difícil” immigration policies may be a factor.
“It feels like these are the kinds of tragedies that happen when you make migration so hard that people become so desperate that they are willing to climb into or put their children into the back of an un-air conditioned truck,” Reid dijo.
Hinojosa appeared to downplay the actions of the smugglers, saying the dead migrants are “a result of the police state” al borde.
“Ahora mismo, what you are going to hear is ‘it’s the smuggler’s fault, it’s the smuggler’s fault, it’s the smuggler’s fault.’ Sabes, I’ve been covering this for several decades now and smugglers have been bringing people over in all of the entirety of the time I’ve been covering this story. You didn’t used to hear these kinds of stories, these kinds of deaths,” Ella explicó.
She elaborated, “Este es, De hecho, a result of the police state that exists now along the U.S./Mexico border in general. En Texas, people just don’t realize you can’t kind of just get in a car and drive through the state of Texas. The Border Patrol is everywhere. There are checkpoints. And this is what people will resort to. It is horrible. It is just an absolute horrible, horrible death.”
Reid also brought up the “Permanecer en México” política established by the Trump administration as a factor in the smuggling crisis as well.
“Derecha. The whole Remain in Mexico policy, it was created by the Trump administration. Asi que, you are right, the problem is that the Biden administration has not been able to rescind it and now may be forced because of this very strange Supreme Court that we have in power in the United States of America,” Hinojosa said.
She said the “Permanecer en México” política “means that you are taking people and forcing them into a much more vulnerable situation.”
“How much more can we say? That the people who died, por ejemplo, estas personas, la 53 people who died – they were the people that still had dreams about this country. They were the people that still think about the capacity of this country to deliver on these dreams. And yet they are dying because of heat and because of trying to get away from the border patrol,” Hinojosa said.
“And indifference,” Reid added.