Two Migrants Found Dead In Freight Train Near U.S.-Mexico Border – IOTW Report

Two Migrants Found Dead In Freight Train Near U.S.-Mexico Border

The Uvalde Police Department said that two migrants were found dead inside of a freight train near the U.S.-Mexico border. The department received a 911 call on Friday (March 24) afternoon reporting there “were numerous undocumented immigrants’ suffocating’ inside of a train car.”

U.S. Border Patrol stripped the train and found 15 migrants inside two separate cars. Union Pacific said that 12 migrants were found inside of a shipping container on the train, while three others were located in a hopper car. The railroad company said that the two deceased migrants were in the shipping container. Of the other ten immigrants inside the container, four were airlifted to hospitals in San Antonio, and six were taken to local hospitals.

The train was stopped near the town of Knippa, which is about 100 miles from the southern border.

“We are heartbroken to learn of yet another tragic incident of migrants taking the dangerous journey,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said wrote on Twitter.

“I thank the Border Patrol Agents who responded to the scene and the HSI Agents who are supporting the investigation in Uvalde. We will work with the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office to hold those responsible. Smugglers are callous and only care about making a profit,” he added in a follow-up tweet.

16 Comments on Two Migrants Found Dead In Freight Train Near U.S.-Mexico Border

  1. Freight cars are not passenger cars. Just sayin’

  2. “Migrants” my ass
    Sneak thieves.

  3. I notice the Uvalde cops declined to do a rescue themselves again.

  4. Why were they sneaking anyway?

    Just barge right in and demand bennies.

    Its what everyone else does now…

  5. No sympathy for invaders.

    No matter how irregular or illequipped, invaders are invaders.

  6. So, Mayorkas is “heartbroken”. But not so much that he is at all interested in enforcing the law and securing the border. What a miserable POS.

  7. fer Christ’s sake, they are not effing migrants…they are trespassing criminals.

  8. The real tragedy: there was room for a lot more.

  9. Oh, gee … that’s a shame …
    We should book a few shipping containers for Joey, et. al.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

  10. Well, if that’s as far as they got, I’m okay with it. You got in line and took your chances and you lost. Boo-whoooo. But, it’s a start.

  11. 1harpazo March 26, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Freight cars are not passenger cars. Just sayin’

    Sure they are! Cargo cars carrying lawn mowers, sheet changers, and toilet scrubbers, welcome to America doing the work we’re too good for. Slaves coming to America on their own, and no one is stopping them.

  12. They’re not running those freight cars at anywhere near the capacity they can carry. They need to do better.

  13. Like the boatload of lawyers @ the bottom of the ocean – it’s a START…

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