Leftist Group Slams San Antonio Police For Involving ICE In Probe Of Deadly Human Trafficking Case

Ten illegal aliens died horrible deaths last weekend while attempting to sneak into the country inside a semi trailer.

They were part of a group of people who found themselves trapped inside the trailer and cooking to death in a Texas parking lot. Twenty others, including several juveniles, were reported in serious condition.

Now, Breitbart reports that an illegal immigrant advocacy group is attacking the San Antonio Police Department for calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after they discovered the trailer.

The pro-amnesty group, RAICES (which means “to put down roots” or “take hold”), says the smuggling victims were needlessly traumatized by the presence of ICE.

According to The Rivard Report, the group’s spokesperson, Barbie Hurtado, said the police should have involved local non-profits to help care for the aliens.

“Their decision to involve ICE made them complicit in a larger systemic injustice.”

Hurtado also blamed the deaths on the Trump Administration’s immigration policies, telling supporters that the immigrants died because of “corrupt governments” and “invisible borders.”

The group held a vigil for the victims in downtown San Antonio, and, never letting a good tragedy go unexploited, quickly turned the memorial service into a political rally against new Texas anti-sanctuary jurisdiction ban.

A spokesperson for the San Antonio PD responded that notifying ICE officials is standard protocol, adding, “the care and welfare of the victims was our top priority.”


In May, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas Senate Bill 4, the nation’s toughest anti-sanctuary city law. Governor Abbott set passing the legislation as one of the year’s legislative session priorities

According to their website, RAICES “promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Central and South Texas.” It also encourages people to adopt an illegal immigrant family to “Stop the Raids!” The group says it is trying to find lawyers for about 2,300 families.

The list of organizations that sponsor RAICES includes the State Bar of Texas, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, VERA Institute of Justice, and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

The Rivard Report



  1. David Watts

    July 27, 2017 at 1:21 am

    The immigrants died due to ‘invisible borders,’ Barbie Hurtado says?

    The Solution:


  2. Kimmy3

    July 27, 2017 at 2:47 am

    The State Bar supports this subversive group? What the hell?!! Does “rule of law” ring a bell with the Bar Assn? Listen Linda!!!!

    • legtingle

      July 27, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Most attnys hate reps/conservatives to keep tort reform away. $$$

  3. PaulMurrayCbr

    July 27, 2017 at 4:08 am

    > the immigrants died because of “corrupt governments” and “invisible borders.”

    Invisible borders, eh? Well, one way to fix that would be to make the borders unmistakably visible. Perhaps by building some sort of structure along them?

    • Hairatic Rick

      July 27, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Some kind of solar electrical production thingy would be cool.

    • Navybuckeye

      July 27, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      A long and high structure similar to one built a long time ago in China? Something like that?

  4. Dante Alighieri ????

    July 27, 2017 at 6:01 am

    You write: never letting a good tragedy go unexploited… Didn’t this very outlet do the same with the “An illegal Mexican alien allegedly ran over three Texas women because he was ‘upset with women in general.'” story — back July 6 ?

    Three women tragically killed and you turned it into an anti-immigrant story. You might have been right but it doesn’t negate the fact that you couldn’t “let … a good tragedy go unexploited”

    • Dean Former lee

      July 27, 2017 at 8:43 am

      He didn’t make any claim. Is that okay with you or is there a deeper cut you need to stitch?

      • Dante Alighieri ????

        July 27, 2017 at 10:27 am

        go to the article on milo i cite and tell me he’s not Virtue Signaling.

        as to deeper cut you need to stitch, good line

    • legtingle

      July 27, 2017 at 9:23 am

      That is called reporting. Are you high?

      • Dante Alighieri ????

        July 27, 2017 at 10:25 am

        ya and when liberals “report” it’s called propaganda

      • kelltic

        July 30, 2017 at 11:26 am

        He always is.

    • Jen

      July 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Crimes committed by illegal immigrants are preventable crimes, period. That is why immigration status is totally relevant.

      • Navybuckeye

        July 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        Well, they are committing a crime as they cross the boarder illegally.

    • January

      July 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

      You seem to do the same thing Vlad. You never let an article go unexploited with making your dumb ass comments.

      • Dante Alighieri ????

        July 27, 2017 at 10:24 am


        • January

          July 27, 2017 at 4:02 pm

          Thank you. I think so too, Vlad 99.

  5. Dean Former lee

    July 27, 2017 at 8:40 am

    The invisible border problem should be eliminated by the large and beautiful wall that will be hard to miss and easy to cross legally. That won’t be good for the commies seeking to sink the US, of course. RAICES and la raza and all the other communist groups (Yes Virgil, they are communist and you can find the detail in your googling) are very unhappy with the idea that the US no longer has a compliant executive mansion occupant. Piss on their shoes every chance you get.

  6. M&M

    July 27, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Most people dont know that we pay to keep their bodies in storage until someone claims the body. While Obama was in officer, they had to use additional trailers with coolers to hold bodies. Some bodies are more than 10 year in storage before buried in grave for unknown

  7. ActivistAngel

    July 27, 2017 at 9:55 am

    How do we know the kids weren’t being brought to elites for some parabiosis? After they go through a couple secret pizza parties first of course. How thinly can you slice a piece of pizza?

  8. ActivistAngel

    July 27, 2017 at 10:01 am

    dcpizzagate.wordpress dot com

  9. Hairatic Rick

    July 27, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Hurtado blamed the deaths on [ ] “invisible borders.” right she is, build visible walls! HA????

  10. STEVE

    July 27, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Cowards blocked comments on the youtube channel, another leftest way of trying to silence anyone who questions their reasoning.
    Rather than pity those who died (own fault trying to break the law) they go on about how its not fair they are not allowed to break the law.
    Fucking idiots!

  11. Seriously?

    July 29, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    This is rich. “The list of organizations that sponsor RAICES includes the State Bar of Texas[.]” So, we have RAICES, an organization that supports criminal activity being sponsored by the State Bar of Texas? You simply can’t make this up.

  12. kelltic

    July 30, 2017 at 11:25 am

    What? The surviving victims were traumatized by the presence of ICE? Methinks they were likely traumatized by being cooked for hours next to the bodies of their friends and loved ones who had already been roasted. Can you even begin to imagine the horror of such an experience? They probably didn’t even know what ICE is. Of course, I’m sure the advocacy group quickly informed them.

    Well, Trump is going to help RAICES out. He’s gonna build ’em a wall they can see for miles around.

    Love Dean Former lee’s comment.

  13. Shannon Yaw

    August 3, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    This is so damn dumb! OK, they were coming here illegally! That means they broke the law! They were stuffed in a trailer, and was baking from the inside out! They were in there with dead bodies, every seen a dead animal on the side of the road after being in the heat! It would be the same thing for a human body, it would fill up with gas until it exploded. So am safe to say, that these people were probably happy as hell to see anybody, even if it was law enforcement! I know I sure the in the hell would have been! Now for the invisible wall, this is one of the dumbest statement every! Hey stupid that invisible wall has been there since we fought mexico and won! Remember the Alamo! But since there is problem with the invisible wall, then we need to build a wall that is not invisible. Also I have a real problem with the whole find a lawyer! If you come here illegally our constitution don’t apply to you! It should only apply to United States Citizen, because that’s how it works in other countries! Let’s go over to Mexico and see how much free stuff is given to us without being Citizen’s of their country! I bet the only thing we get for free is a middle finger!

  14. Steve O

    August 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I love quotes like that for the transparency they provide into people’s minds. We see here that the problem isn’t the immigration policy — it’s HAVING one at all.

  15. Juan Rene Ruiz Soriano

    September 6, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Damn my Mexican ass…. “corrupt governments” and “invisible borders.” you want to taste some of that “corrupt government” cometo Mexico… and about “victims were needlessly traumatized by the presence of ICE” illegal aliens KNOW what they are goign to find when they try to sneak into a country because they KNOW they are commiting a CRIME…. come on… lets just say the common sens is the less common… sorry for the crapp english.

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