Damion Michael Rodriguez, 24, was arrested in Laredo, Texas, and charged with "trafficking in persons", among other crimes.
Rodriguez led police Tuesday on a "car chase" that ended with the smuggler accused of hitting a Ford utility truck, according to KGNS, who reported that "police discovered that Rodriguez was apparently carrying immigrants without papers".
Nevertheless, Laredo's mayor, Pete Saenz, has opposed President Trump's border wall in a recent interview with NPR. He instead launched an idea of "virtual wall".
"So anyway, our position in Laredo is that we do not need a physical wall. We have a natural barrier. And we expressed it to him. We have always kept this position. I am also president of the Texas Border Coalition, which is actually made up of mayors and judges from Brownsville to El Paso, and we have always maintained that policy. You know, we could do without a physical wall. We are really for border security. Believe us. We need border security, "Saenz said.
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"We are proposing a virtual wall concept," Saenz said.
Could the "virtual wall" have shut down this driver's smuggling activity?
Illegal immigration poses enormous problems in Texas. That's why ICE dropped hundreds of migrants at the El Paso bus station, following a court order to release them.
Democratic Congressman Veronica Escobar recently described the "real crisis" El Paso was facing because of the Sun Bowl's university football teams taking possession of hotel rooms housing illegal immigrants.
Now, an arrest was made following an alleged attack in a motel room in El Paso:
KTSM reports: "The police arrested a Guatemalan on Tuesday for allegedly bursting into a hotel room and attempting to sexually assault a Guatemalan woman while she was holding her elderly child. a year.
Police said the victim and the offender were housed at the Paisano Budget Inn Motel during the alleged attack.
The investigators identified the suspect as Francisco Tojin Maldonado, 23, from Guatemala.
The police said that the woman was washing her baby in the hotel room on Tuesday when the man came in, patted her under her clothes and stuck to her. . "
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This is Veronica Escobar's first speech to the House waving against the wall: