Driver Homero Zamorano and three others charged as death toll hits 53 – habitent

Driver Homero Zamorano and three others charged as death toll hits 53 - habitent
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Au moins 46 bodies found in trailer, San Antonio officials say

Four people, including alleged truck driver Homero Zamarano Jr, have been charged in connection to the San Antonio migrant deaths, the Justice Department announced mercredi.

The 45-year-old is charged with one count of alien smuggling resulting in death. He is from Brownsville but based in Pasadena, Texas, selon les fonctionnaires. He could face up to life in prison or the death penalty.

Three others were charged as well, including Christian Martinez, who allegedly discussed the smuggling plan in a call with Mr Zamarano, and Mexican nationals Juan Claudio and Juan Francisco D’Luna Mendez, who were found because their address was used to register the tractor-trailer that smuggled the migrants.

Au moins 53 people were discovered dead, “stacked” inside the truck’s tractor-trailer near San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities believe may be the deadliest human-trafficking incident in modern US history.

Président Joe Biden called the “tragic loss of life” in Texas “horrifying and heartbreaking” while San Antonio’s mayor Ron Nirenberg called it a “horrific human tragedy”.

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Two more people charged in San Antonio smuggling operation

The suspected driver of a truck packed with dozens of migrants who died in sweltering heat during a smuggling attempt in Texas and an accused conspirator were charged in US federal court on Wednesday with human trafficking offences.

Homero Zamorano Jr, 45, was arrested on Wednesday on criminal charges related to alleged involvement in human smuggling resulting in death, selon un Department of Justice news release.

The arrest came after SAPD officers were tipped off about his location. They found him hiding in a bush after he attempted to abscond. He has been charged with a criminal complaint with one count of alien smuggling resulting in death.

Christian Martinez, 28, who was arrested on Tuesday in Palestine, Texas, was charged with one count of conspiracy to transport undocumented migrants resulting in death, the DOJ said.

Plus tôt, Juan Claudio D’Luna-Mendez and Juan Francisco D’Luna-Bilbao had been charged with “possession of a weapon by an alien illegally in the United States”, according to two separate criminal complaints filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, CNN a rapporté.

Si condamné, each man faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, or possibly the death penalty, the DOJ said while announcing the charges stemming from the deadliest migrant-trafficking incident on record in the United States.

<p>Mourners pay their respects at a makeshift memorial </p>

Mourners pay their respects at a makeshift memorial

Stuti Mishra30 juin 2022 07:59
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San Antonio migrant deaths lead to slow effort to ID victims

Victims have been found with no identification documents at all and in one case a stolen ID. Remote villages lack phone service to reach family members and determine the whereabouts of missing migrants. Fingerprint data has to be shared and matched by different governments.

Two days after the discovery of 51 dead migrants in a stifling trailer in San Antonio, few identities of the victims have been made public, illustrating the challenges authorities face in tracing people who cross borders clandestinely.

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San Antonio migrant deaths lead to slow effort to ID victims

Bodies without identification documents, remote villages without phone service, the need to share fingerprint data across borders and even stolen IDs are complicating efforts to identify the 51 dead migrants found in San Antonio as families from Mexico to Honduras worry their loved ones could be among them

Stuti Mishra30 juin 2022 07:15
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Migrants in Texas trailer tragedy died seeking better lives

Enfants set out hoping to earn enough to support their siblings and parents. Young adults who sacrificed to attend college thinking it would lead to success left their country disillusioned. A man already working in the US who returned to visit his wife and children decided to take a cousin on his return to the US.

As families of the 67 people packed into a tractor-trailer and abandoned on Monday in Texas began to confirm their worst fears and talk of their relatives, a common narrative of pursuing a better life took shape from Honduras to Mexico.

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Migrants in Texas trailer tragedy died seeking better lives

As families of the 67 people packed into a tractor-trailer and abandoned in Texas began to confirm their worst fears and talk of their relatives, a common narrative of pursuing a better life took shape from Honduras to Mexico

Stuti Mishra30 juin 2022 06:48
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ICYMI: Two men charged with illegal weapons possession

Two men arrested in connection with the Texas truck where dozens of people were found dead amid sweltering conditions inside the tractor-trailer this week have been charged by federal prosecutors with possession of illegal weapons, selon les documents judiciaires.

Police initially said on Tuesday that three people had been arrested in connection with the gruesome scene.

Late Tuesday night, it was revealed that Juan Claudio D’Luna-Mendez and Juan Francisco D’Luna-Bilbao had been charged with “possession of a weapon by an alien illegally in the United States”, according to two separate criminal complaints filed in US District Court for the Western District of Texas, CNN a rapporté.

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Two men charged with weapons possession in connection to San Antonio trailer

The driver of the truck and two other people were arrested shortly after the incident, les fonctionnaires ont dit

Stuti Mishra30 juin 2022 05:45
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Explainer: Chaleur, humidity a perilous mix in immigrant deaths

The combination of heat and humidity would have quickly created life-threatening conditions inside the packed, un-airconditioned tractor-trailer where dozens of immigrants were found dead, an expert said.

Although it’s unclear how long the people had been inside the trailer, it likely would only take an hour or less for temperatures to climb as high as 125F (51C) or hotter, said Jennifer Vanos, an assistant professor in climate and health at Arizona State University who has studied child deaths in cars.

The death toll rose to 53 mercredi, two days after the tractor-trailer — packed with 67 people — was found abandoned on the edge of San Antonio, marking the nation’s deadliest smuggling episode on the US-Mexico border.

Here’s what made the situation so dangerously wrong:

EXPLICATEUR: Chaleur, humidity a perilous mix in immigrant deaths

An expert says the combination of heat and humidity would have quickly created life-threatening conditions inside the packed, un-airconditioned tractor-trailer where dozens of immigrants were found dead this week

Stuti Mishra30 juin 2022 05:24
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Kamala Harris criticises Texas governor for going ‘straight to politics’ after 53 migrants die in San Antonio

​​Vice President Kamala Harris pushed back against Texas Gouv Greg Abbott’s claims that the ongoing border crisis et, by extension, les 53 migrants who were found dead inside a tractor-trailer outside San Antonio this week was the Biden administration’s fault.

During an interview with NPR on Wednesday, the Democrat fielded questions from co-host Asma Khalid about the overturning of Roe contre Wade before the pair turned to discussing matters south of the border.

“I’m sure you saw that, last night, there were at least 50 migrants who died in a tractor trailer in San Antonio, Texas,” Ms Khalid began. “I wanted to get a sense from you of – are there any new plans that you have for tackling the issue through administrative powers – through executive actionsthat you all think you can’t do?"

Late Monday night, within hours of the news arriving that dozens of people were found trapped inside a sweltering trailer without signs of water or air conditioning to combat against the triple-digit-degree temperatures inside, the governor of Texas tweeted that the blame for the incident lay at the Biden administration’s feet.

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Harris condemns Abbott for going ‘straight to politics’ over Texas migrant deaths

The Vice-President said in an NPR interview that the ‘broken’ immigration system ‘was decimated’ by the Trump administration

Josh Marcus30 juin 2022 04:00
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What we know about the victims of the San Antonio smuggling tragedy

The two cousins returned to the tiny, hardscrabble hamlet they grew up in in southern Mexico about two weeks ago to say goodbye in what has become a right of passage for generations of migrants from their remote, impoverished mountainous region in Oaxaca state.

It would not be the first trip to the U.S.-Mexico border for Javier Flores López, now in his mid-30s, who had left Cerro Verde years ago and went to Ohio, where his father and a brother live and he worked in construction.

He was back home to see his wife and three small children briefly, said a cousin, Francisco López Hernández. This time he was returning to the États Unis with another cousin, José Luis Vásquez Guzmán, 32, who was going for the first time and hoped to join his oldest brother who was in Ohio as well.

While everyone knew the risks, countless people from Cerro Verde had made it safely across the U.S.-Mexico border with the help of smugglers, so it came as a shock, López Hernández said, to learn his cousins and dozens of other migrants were abandoned inside a tractor-trailer sweltering under the Texas sun.

Mexican migrant in Texas tragedy hoped to reach kin in Ohio

Two cousins from a remote community in southern Mexico were among the 67 people packed into a tractor-trailer and abandoned under the sweltering Texas sun

Josh Marcus30 juin 2022 03:30
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EXPLICATEUR: Chaleur, humidity a perilous mix in immigrant deaths

The combination of heat and humidity would have quickly created life-threatening conditions inside the packed, un-airconditioned tractor-trailer where dozens of immigrants were found dead, an expert said.

Although it’s unclear how long the people had been inside the trailer, it likely would only take a hour or less for temperatures to climb as high as 125 degrés (51 Celsius) or hotter, said Jennifer Vanos, an assistant professor in climate and health at Arizona State University who has studied child deaths in cars.

The death toll rose to 53 mercredi, two days after the tractor-trailer — packed with 67 people — was found abandoned on the edge of San Antonio, marking the the nation’s deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border.

More details here.

EXPLICATEUR: Chaleur, humidity a perilous mix in immigrant deaths

An expert says the combination of heat and humidity would have quickly created life-threatening conditions inside the packed, un-airconditioned tractor-trailer where dozens of immigrants were found dead this week

Josh Marcus30 juin 2022 03:00
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Among the tragedy, a case of mistaken identity

A woman whose ID was stolen was wrongly named as one of the survivors of the San Antonio trailer tragedy in which 51 people lost their lives.

Haneydi Jazmin Antonio Guzmán informed friends and family that she was “fine by the grace of God” on her Facebook page.

“Do not believe anything, this is a lie, that credential [her voter ID], it was stolen a year ago,” she said after media reports named her as one of the survivors of the trailer tragedy.

Ms Antonio Guzmán, from Escuintla in Guatemala, said she was not the person who was hospitalised and clarified that her ID – found on one person in the trailer tragedy – was stolen from her a year ago.

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Josh Marcus30 juin 2022 02:30
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San Antonio funeral home assisting victims of smuggling catastrophe

A funeral home in San Antonio is stepping in to assist those who lost loved ones in Monday’s horrific incidence of human smuggling.

The Compean Funeral Home is working to help return bodies of those lost in caskets so their families can give them proper burials.

“This is only the beginning, I can tell you this. This is going to be a marathon. This is not going to be a sprint,” owner Gregory Compean told Click2Houston. “Anytime human remains are shipped out of the country, those remains have to be properly embalmed within all the rules and regulations in the state of Texas to be accepted by that other country.”

The funeral home owner said he assisted with a similar process in 2003, lorsque 19 migrants died in a smuggling accident.

Josh Marcus30 juin 2022 02:00

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