上 “据报道，西弗吉尼亚州民主党参议员乔曼钦愿意与...,” Reid reported on the growing number of deaths attributed to an abandoned tractor-trailer found in Texas Monday evening. 尽管当局将死亡与持续的人口贩运问题联系起来, Reid quickly suggested that the U.S.’s “硬” 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 said.
Hinojosa appeared to downplay the actions of the smugglers, saying the dead migrants are “a result of the police state” 在边境.
“马上, 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.’ 你懂, 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,” 她解释.
She elaborated, “这是, 事实上, a result of the police state that exists now along the U.S./Mexico border in general. 在德州, 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 “留在墨西哥” 政策 established by the Trump administration as a factor in the smuggling crisis as well.
“正确的. The whole Remain in Mexico policy, it was created by the Trump administration. 所以, 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 “留在墨西哥” 政策 “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, 例如, these people, 的 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.