18-Wheeler Used in Incident That Caused 51 Migrant Deaths Passed through Border Patrol Checkpoint Undetected
On Monday, a tractor trailer with over 60 illegal immigrants inside suffering from extreme heat exhaustion or already dead was found abandoned on a San Antonio side road.
Now, the Washington Examiner reports that a law enforcement source told them that the same truck cleared a Border Patrol Security checkpoint.
One big question that remains is whether or not the illegal immigrants were already inside the truck at the time it crossed the border, or if they boarded the truck after already being in the country.
AOC, VP Harris and Democrats complained of Kids in Cages and were “outraged” but are silent about the these immigrants including kids that died as a result of their open border policy. https://t.co/wzmEam596T
— Roberto Alaniz 🇺🇸 (@robalaniz) June 29, 2022
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Border Patrol Stretched Thin
The truck itself reportedly passed through one of the largest and busiest checkpoints, the northbound I‑35 checkpoint near Laredo, Texas. It is also the most prominent area used by human traffickers that use things like stash houses and 18-wheelers. One Border Patrol official said on Tuesday, “I wouldn’t blame the agents. I think it’s just so many people coming through that people are going to get through.”
Not all tractor trailers are internally inspected when they are stopped at checkpoints because of time and traffic constraints. A federal agent explained a harsh reality in an interview with the Washington Examiner, saying:
“Literally millions and millions of these trucks go through the checkpoints each year. The only way that you could really check effectively is you would have to open up every tru …