Texas Moves Checkpoints Back After Deadliest Smuggling Discovery

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Bob Dane
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Friday, July 8, 2022
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The state of Texas has resumed intensified truck inspections after 53 migrants died in a tractor-trailer rig. But unlike the previous program that snarled border traffic for miles, the new checkpoints will pull back and spread out along smuggling corridors that lead to San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.                                                                                                                                                         Gov. Greg Abbott had suspended his state’s enhanced border inspections after signing security agreements with four northern Mexico governors. But upon the grisly discovery on San Antonio’s south side last month – believed to be the deadliest human smuggling incident in U.S. history — the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was ordered to reactivate and relocate its checkpoints.