At Least 46 Migrants Found Dead in San Antonio
A found poem drawn from the New York Times, June 27, 2022
They died in San Antonio as temperatures topped 100 degrees.
The truck was abandoned near a salvage yard.
It was a refrigeration truck but there was no working A.C.
It was discovered by a worker.
The doors were partially open.
A number of bodies were inside.
People taken to hospitals were hot to the touch. Officials did not say
how the people died.
Extreme heat was thought to be the cause.
The death toll appears to be one of the highest in recent years.
The mayor said, “I urge you to think compassionately.”
A woman who came to pray said, “It’s sad. And now I’m hearing
there were kids.”
Her husband said, “They jump off the train and get picked up.”
A congressman wondered if the Secretary of Homeland Security will even mention their names.
San Antonio locals known the area as a “drop-off spot” for migrants.
Police were searching for the driver who abandoned the truck.
They had canines going through the woods. More than 44,000 illegal crossings recorded last month.
Governor Abbott wants to defend the country from migrants.
They are driven by violence, natural disasters and COVID.
San Antonio is a major transit point. He’s spent billions on border guards. But it hasn’t stopped the flow of migrants. But he has statistics.
The governor points to deadly open border policies and deadly consequences.
He says, “These deaths are on Biden.”
Migrants from India, Russia, Senegal and elsewhere
cannot expeditiously be removed
because their countries cannot accept them
and so they can enter the U.S.
It was not clear where the people who were found on Monday had come from.
The governor’s roundups are dubbed “Operation Lone Star.”
He pays for buses to take migrant to D.C.
and drop them off at the U.S. Capitol.
He is a regular on Fox News.
A pandemic rule expelled migrants swiftly. President Biden used it
to turn away millions. But canceled Trump’s stay-in-Mexico policy.
The pandemic rule will be lifted and
Federal officials expect thousands daily.
The policy has also given migrants to come.
Biden will appeal.
Beto O’Rourke wants human smuggling rings dismantled
and replaced with legal avenues.
Archbishop Garcia-Siller said on Twitter,
“Lord have mercy on them….
The lack of courage to deal with immigrations is killing and destroying lives.”
As temperatures climb, migrants dehydrate and die.
The Frio River west of San Antonio has been drying up.
Are we dehydrated of courage and dead to suffering? Has our compassion dried up like the river? Thank you for finding this poem.
Thank you, Gaby. I fear the answers to your questions is yes.
Thanks for introducing me to the found poem. This arrangement brings the emotion of the carnage well.