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Statement
08/14/2017

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Statement from ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan on latest human smuggling incidents in Texas

Statement from ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan on latest human smuggling incidents in Texas

WASHINGTON – “In just a few weeks since the tragedy in San Antonio that claimed the lives of 10 aliens during their transport in a tractor trailer by a criminal smuggling operation, we’ve seen three more of these cases in the same area. While additional loss of life has been avoided thus far, these cases underscore the urgent need to remove pull factors like sanctuary policies that only perpetuate the vicious human smuggling cycle. We will not let up in our efforts to disrupt and dismantle the illicit pathways used by transnational criminal organizations and human smuggling facilitators.”  

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/30/2017