The individuals from El Salvador and Honduras died when they tried to board the moving train to reach Piedras Negras, Coahuila.
Two migrants lost their lives this Wednesday in Coahuila territory when they were heading to the border with Texas. The Mayor of Eagle Pass, Texas, urged the President of the United States, Joe Biden, to take action in the face of the massive influx of migrants to the United States.
The Secretary of Government of Coahuila reported the death of two men, aged 22 and 23, originally from El Salvador and Honduras, who were identified as Raúl Alfredo and Tito Dale, respectively.
Both lost their lives in the community of Hermanas, municipality of Monclova, in the central region of the state, when they were trying to board the moving train to reach Piedras Negras, Coahuila.
Mayor of Eagle Pass asks Joe Biden for action against the arrival of migrants
In North American territory, from a live broadcast, the Texan mayor, Rolando Salinas, invited the North American president to visit the city and learn first-hand about the crisis he faces.
“The situation continues,” he said while broadcasting live from the migrants’ entry point, under the International Bridge II that connects the cities of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, with Eagle Pass, Texas.
“The situation is the same, people enter the United States without consequences,” he said while referring to the diversion of federal human resources such as agents from the Customs and Border Protection department to carry out processing work with people who enter illegally American territory.
Salinas was questioned by federal agents on several occasions about his presence at the site. After identifying himself, and making it known that he was informing the Eagle Pass community of the situation, they only asked him to go around so they could guarantee his safety.
The mayor said that the diversion of human resources affects legal crossings and thus affects the city of Eagle Pass. He pointed out that this community is made up of 20 thousand inhabitants, so the federal resources it has are not the same as those of a city the size of New York or Chicago.
“This is not sustainable. He left open the invitation to the president of the United States to come to the city of Eagle Pass, so that he could learn more about the situation. I know you have federal personnel here, but come to Eagle Pass, tell us what the action plan to follow is and the consequences of it, and how you are going to support border cities like Eagle Pass, Texas.”
He insisted that not only federal personnel are supporting processing work under the bridge, but also police and fire department agents from the border city.
Figures from the Customs and Border Control (CBP) department recorded 17,000 illegal entries through Eagle Pass, Texas, only in the first week of the emergency. The Chamber of Commerce of that city reported losses of 400 thousand dollars due to the vehicular closure of the International Bridge I and the delay caused to internal commerce by the entry of tractor-trailers through a single lane of the International Bridge II.
Source: El Financiero