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Migrant Tragedy in San Antonio

First defendant in San Antonio tractor-trailer tragedy pleads guilty to smuggling charges

Fifty-three migrants died in what remains the nation’s deadliest human smuggling event. Eight children and one pregnant woman were among the victims discovered in the sweltering trailer parked next to an isolated road in 2022.

Law enforcement officers work at the scene where people were found dead inside a trailer truck in San Antonio on June 27, 2022.

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