AUSTIN, Texas — Today, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa released the following statement on the tragic news out of San Antonio that 51 people were found dead in an abandoned tractor trailer:
“What happened in San Antonio is a horrendous disaster. Though we pray for the victims’ loved ones and wish them peace and love at this unimaginable moment, we also acknowledge the devastating, urgent indictment it makes of our nation’s immigration system: without humane immigration laws here in Texas and at the federal level, tragedies like this will only continue to happen.
“We do not need more brutal and counterproductive immigration stunts-as-law as Governor Abbott and other Texas Republicans want. We need an orderly immigration system that meets this moment and reflects the values we share as Texans and Americans. This incident should shake Congress into finally implementing real immigration reform – and it shows Texans in the most horrific way possible what happens when state leadership is guided by Tucker Carlson’s talking points.”