McManus’ handling of of a Dec. 23 human smuggling case involving 12 migrants in a tractor-trailer has drawn criticism from local and state leaders.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Wednesday asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to look into a December human smuggling case in San Antonio.
The year’s top story in San Antonio for this journalist is an easy call: Politics.
The driver of the tractor-trailer that became a death chamber for 10 migrants in July pleaded guilty to federal charges connected to the smuggling incident.
A federal grand jury has indicted James Mathew Bradley Jr. on five counts related to the smuggling incident, and two charges carry the death penalty.
Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendívil, the new Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio, hit the ground running from the moment she took her post.
Immigrant deaths surged to 80% between 1999 and 2012, while apprehensions – which serve as a measure of illegal entry – declined by 77%.
Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Gerónimo Gutiérrez did not mince words Wednesday when asked to comment on the human smuggling incident in San Antonio.
For the Mexican government, the tragedy has become a platform to remind migrants of the dangers of heading north.
The victims, most hailing from Mexico and Guatemala, paid smugglers thousands of dollars to travel north from the Mexican border to San Antonio.