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Texas Human Trafficking Death Toll Rises to 53, Worst in U.S. History

HeadlineJun 30, 2022

Two more people have died after being trapped in a stifling trailer on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. This brings the death toll to 53, the largest single human trafficking death toll on record in the United States. All of the victims are believed to have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border seeking refuge, including Honduran brothers Fernando José Redondo, Alejandro Miguel Andino, and his wife, Margie Tamara Paz. The mother of the brothers, Karena Caballero, spoke to reporters from Honduras Wednesday.

Karena Caballero: “Margie actually paid for her studies herself, with some help from her family. And even though she almost had a degree in economy, she had to leave from here. Why? I can mention all the companies my children applied for a job, and the answer was always 'You don't have work experience.’ Doors were closed for them. … If I had to demand something, please, Honduras government, fight for this country’s youth.”

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