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Migrant Tragedy in San Antonio

Death is a constant risk for undocumented migrants entering Texas

In 1987, 2003 and 2017, groups of migrants died of heat and dehydration in Texas after being trapped in stifling containers. Hundreds more die alone or in smaller groups as desperation drives them to take fatal risks.

By Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, and Uriel J. García, The Texas Tribune
Police officers work on a crime scene after eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. July 23, 2017.

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