The U.S. Border Patrol rescued 73 illegal aliens, including children, marked like cattle, from inside a truck on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Men, women, and children were wearing white T-shirts marked with black letters, the way they are identified by human traffickers, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency through a tweet on Dec. 17.
“Laredo sector, Border Patrol agents discovered more than 70 people inside a tractor-trailer at a checkpoint yesterday,” officials wrote.
“All of the individuals were found to be illegally present in the US, from the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico,” the tweet ends.
Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan was quick to point out the evil of the human traffickers.
“This is an example of what I’ve been saying. The alien smuggling organizations are evil & hearthless,” he wrote in a tweet in response to the previous CBP tweet.
“They see migrants as nothing more than a money-making commodity rather than human beings. In this case, they tagged the migrants like cattle, making them wear marked shirts,” Morgan concluded.
The illegal aliens were arrested as was the driver of the truck, and the vehicle was seized.
For Morgan the traffickers should be the target of the entity he leads, so he said, “They are the ones we should be chasing,” according to The Western Journal.
“You’ve got a human smuggling organization that’s going to take a human being and spray paint a letter on their T-shirt and brand them as a piece of cattle and treat them no more than a money-making commodity. That’s horrible,” Morgan added.
The problems caused by illegal immigration from the southern border to the United States have generated a crisis, which prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to mobilize resources for the construction of a wall to allow controlled access of foreigners to the country.
“I have not seen any Democrats here at the border working with us or asking to speak to any of us. They have an open invitation. We are being invaded, our facilities are overcrowded. We’re in an emergency crisis,” President Trump tweeted April 2.
Although the crisis is not over yet, the strategies implemented by the Trump administration have achieved an 85% decrease in illegal immigration.
Commissioner Mark A. Morgan reported that only 300 illegal aliens are now being held daily instead of the 2,000 that were being held in May, according to The Washington Times.