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Bexar County sheriff says humanitarian crisis ‘doesn’t show any signs of letting up’

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar stated he requested conferences with federal authorities, together with President Joe Biden, following the deaths of 53 migrants in San Antonio earlier this week.

In an interview with ABC News, Salazar stated he desires to satisfy with Biden to supply options to the humanitarian crisis alongside the border.

“You know, the fact is, I’m not just going to come to the table and present problems. I’m hoping to present some solutions,” he stated. “But we just need the audience.”

The sheriff earlier this week wrote a letter to Biden and described a humanitarian crisis that his office wants assist with. He pointed to Monday’s migrant tragedy as the newest purpose.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood stated first responders arrived on the tractor-trailer on the Southwest Side to seek out “stacks of bodies.”

Authorities stated 67 individuals packed into that trailer, and 53 of these individuals died on the scene or in hospitals. Several others stay hospitalized.

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The useless included 27 from Mexico, 14 from Honduras, seven from Guatemala and two from El Salvador, in keeping with Francisco Garduño, chief of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office stated it doubtlessly recognized 37 of these victims. Forty of the victims are male and 13 are feminine.

In his letter, the sheriff requested for help in combating those that “profit off the misery of smuggling victims.” He added that he was “angry” that he couldn’t cease the migrants’ demise.

“We’ve got a list of possible solutions that hey, we may not have all the answers, but I think between those of us that are here, with eyes on the problem every day, and those in DC that are the top decision-makers, I think we can reach some sort of an understanding to try to truly make a difference in this in this issue,” Salazar advised ABC News. “That right now doesn’t show any signs of letting up and we’re just pouring billions of dollars into the border, and I just don’t see it making a difference.”

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Salazar was additionally extremely vital of what he referred to as the governor’s ineffective techniques on the border.

“We have not experienced any change. In fact, it seems to be picking up steam. To me, it just seems like a big campaign stunt, that billions of billions of dollars are being poured into it, and for what?… We’re sleeping out here in the desert, watching for this enemy invasion that never truly seems to come,” Salazar says.

This is the third time Salazar has reached out to the president.

He advised ABC News that “someone in Washington” responded to him, however he’s skeptical that he’ll truly have the ability to meet with the president.

Read the complete letter beneath or click here.

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