‘Papa! Papa!’ Audio of children stokes rage over separation
- Author: Tracy Klein Jun 20, 2018,
Jun 20, 2018, 19:50
The fatal crash occurred on Sunday near Big Wells, which is about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio, ABC News quoted Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd as saying.
A Border Patrol agent who saw the third vehicle on Highway 190 tried to initiate a stop, but the driver kept going, according to the agency.
The chase began with a Border Patrol agent as the vehicle was coming north from the border, then the Dimmit County Sheriff's deputies took over.
Four were pronounced dead at the scene midday Sunday. One person died upon arriving at the hospital, he said.
If this high-speed chase involved American citizens we'd be asking some really tough questions about why law enforcement officials insisted on such a unsafe pursuit to stop people who, as far as they knew, were not involved in any violent behavior.
The heartbreaking sobs of children being processed by American border officials is causing outrage over President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from their migrant parents when they cross over the border illegally.
Inside Ursula, more than 1,100 illegal immigrants are waiting to be processed. He says the only US citizen was the driver and added that there were only two women in the Suburban and one of them was 17 years old, the youngest victim.
U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped three vehicles for an immigration inspection - a 2013 Tahoe, a 2007 Suburban, and a 2008 Tahoe - as the vehicles traveled in a convoy between El Indio and Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Most of the passengers were ejected from the SUV in the crash. People from both vehicles were arrested, according to the statement. Currently, seven remain hospitalized, including the juvenile, while one was taken into U.S. Border Patrol agents following medical care.
In a later interview, Boyd said the auto reached 100 miles per hour before the driver lost control and crashed.
Meanwhile, millions of people have viewed a photo of a 2-year-old girl from Honduras in a bright pink shirt screaming in fear last week as a US border agent patted down her mother. "This is, I think, a flawless example of why our borders need to be secure".
"If I was in Mexico, I would be coming across the USA myself and I would be getting caught and I would be getting in trouble", Boyd said. U.S. Border Patrol agents detained the driver, a 17-year-old juvenile, and captured ten suspected illegal aliens in the area.