- The high-speed chase of a van full of illegal immigrants ended in a spectacular crash in a residential area in McCallen, Texas.
- The smuggler who was driving the vehicle led the State Police and the Border Patrol on an intense chase that lasted about 40 minutes.
- A reporter at the scene said that the man behind the wheel was charged with the felony of evasion and human trafficking.
Tragedy for immigrants: The high-speed chase of a van full of illegal immigrants which lasted about 40 minutes ended in a spectacular crash in a residential area of McCallen, Texas.
The smuggler who was driving the vehicle led the State Police and the Border Patrol on an intense chase and then jumped out of the car. Later, he was captured by the authorities.
Tragedy for immigrants: Persecution ends in crash in McCallen
«We witnessed a high-speed chase of a human smuggler who had 12 illegal immigrants in his vehicle,» wrote journalist Bill Melugin in his twitter account.
«He led Texas state agents and the Border Patrol on a dangerous 40-minute chase before crashing into the front of a house in a quiet residential neighborhood in McAllen,» added the Fox News reporter.
40 minute chase
Local media reported that the chase lasted about 40 minutes before the driver threw himself out of the vehicle, causing it to crash into the front fence of a house.
The 12 undocumented people were traveling in a red off-road truck that does not have adequate space to transport the number of people it had inside, he reported. The Sun.
Tragedy for immigrants: Smuggler will ‘pay dearly’ for it
No further details were given about the smuggler or the immigrants in the car. However, the reporter at the scene indicated that the man at the wheel was charged with the felony of evasion and human trafficking.
He also published a series of images in which you can see how the truck ended up dented and without a wheel, while in another you can see the group of passengers who the authorities kept handcuffed and sitting on the grass.
Migration crisis in the United States
Since Biden’s arrival at the White House last January, the immigration crisis has intensified. In fact, the government has appointed Vice President Kamala Harris, who recently traveled to Guatemala and Mexico, to work on finding a solution to the situation.
However, it has been heavily criticized for its strategy to deal with the crisis on the country’s southern border. Still, Harris has argued that his goal is to address the «root causes» of why immigrants travel to the United States to cross into the country irregularly.
180,000 immigrants detained in May alone
Despite the Biden Administration’s attempts, authorities reported that more than 180,000 undocumented immigrants were detained at the United States-Mexico border during the month of May alone. In April there were about 178,800 people.
These statistics have served President Trump to qualify Biden’s work negatively. «In the history of our country, it has never been more dangerous or worse,» the former president wrote in a statement issued earlier this week.
Trump launches against Biden’s measures
Biden has been in charge of reversing some of the measures taken under Trump’s mandate, which the former president has described as a complete error. «At no time in the history of our country has something so atrocious happened,» he said.
“The Biden Administration halted construction of the remaining small openings in areas of the nearly 500-mile-long wall, has stripped our great Border Patrol of all authority, and has ended such a long struggle for policies including Remain in Mexico, Third Safe Agreements and our hugely successful program that completely stopped the catch and release, ”he continued to complain.
They assure that there is very little to pass citizenship for millions
Good news for immigrants! They assure that there is very little left for them to approve citizenship for millions of «dreamers» and tepesian. Only 5 Republican votes would be missing for the proposal to continue advancing.
This Friday, Senator Dick Durbin He assured that the country «is ready» to approve the path to citizenship of the «dreamers» and Tepesianos. The Democrat explained that he already has «five or six» of the ten Republican votes in Congress that are required for the bill to pass.
Is very close
The first step forward will be the first hearing of the bill American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (HR6) in the Judicial Committee of the Upper House that will take place next Tuesday June 15.
“I’m ready, it’s time. The country is ready. Overwhelmingly, Democrats, Republicans and independents are in favor of this law, and they believe that it is fundamentally fair that these people have the possibility of being part of the future of the United States, ”said the senator in an interview with EFE.
«The country is ready»
Durbin, a senator from Illinois who has tried similar measures for the past 20 years, is hopeful. As he explained, HR6 received bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, where it was approved last March.
Now it will begin to move forward in Congress as well, allowing «dreamers» and recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to embark on a path to permanent legal status.
4.5 million beneficiaries
According to estimates by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), this path that begins with the HR6 bill could offer 4.5 million undocumented a clear path to obtain US citizenship.
Unlike Trump, Durbin stressed that immigrants have «a friend» in President Biden, who supports this bill that seeks to regularize the immigration status of «dreamers» and beneficiaries of Deferred Action (DACA). Tragedy for immigrants: Persecution ends in crash in McCallen.
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