A packed trailer carrying at least 90 illegal immigrants was found in Texas this week, raising serious questions over how the vehicle crossed the border without alerting federal authorities.
According to the New York Daily News, the trailer was found late Tuesday night on a local highway near the US-Mexico border, with police stopping the vehicle in the town of Raymondville at approximately 10pm.
Authorities found at least 90 people crammed into the tiny space and rushed multiple individuals to a nearby hospital as 86 passengers were treated for dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Willacy County EMS Frank Torres confirm over 50 undocumented immigrants found inside of a tractor trailer on Northbound Highway 77 near Raymondville. No report of injuries at the moment. @kgbt pic.twitter.com/wrDoLqtf5m
— Stephen Sealey KGBT (@StephenKGBT) May 23, 2018
President Trump slammed the border chaos earlier this year, announcing his decision to deploy the US National Guard to the region to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs into the United States.