Five dead killed after US Border Patrol auto chase in Texas

Marion Boyd speaks at the scene where five undocumented immigrants were killed when an SUV they were in crashed near Big Wells Texas

Five dead killed after US Border Patrol auto chase in Texas

The controversy surrounding family separations at the U.S. Southern border has prompted outrage, opinions and finger-pointing.

Boyd credited "good police work" for the reason why deputies started pursuing the vehicle adding that Boyd said human smuggling was a "real problem" in the area.

When officers arrived at the home they found five undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Honduras. Authorities believe the driver and one passenger are United States citizens and the 12 other passengers were undocumented immigrants, Boyd said.

"The vehicle was traveling around 100 miles an hour", Boyd says.

The alien smuggling case was deferred to Laredo Sector Prosecutions.

Speaking after visiting McAllen several Democrats expressed anger at the family separations and called on the Trump administration to change its policy. It turned out that the girl was actually 4 years old. She told ProPublica it was recorded in the last week.

In the wake of criticism against the measures, NY based non-profit organisation ProPublica released a clip, which they say includes cries from children inside a government run facility.

That outcome, however, puts children who crossed the US-Mexico border with them in the same category as children of other criminal defendants - meaning they can't remain in custody with adults who are often their parents.

Dr. Colleen Kraft, the head of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said that she visited a small shelter in Texas recently, which she declined to identity.

She said that as the child only speaks K'iche - the native language of Guatemala - agents thought that she was much younger than four years old, primarily because she refused to speak or communicate with anyone.

Harbury told CBS News that the person who provided the tape to her is a person known to her and is of "impeccable integrity".

The staff gave her books and toys - but they weren't allowed to pick her up, to hold her or hug her to try to calm her. "It's very rare that a day goes by where we don't get into a chase", he said.

Amelia Flores says the Suburban with the undocumented immigrants inside zoomed past her on the shoulder of the road, before losing control.

On Tuesday, Trump was scheduled to meet with majority Republican congressmen about immigration legislation the House of Representatives expects to vote on later in the week.

The recording fills a critical gap in understanding the policy of separating families at the border.

But those discussions have taken place at a "sanitized level, where we talk in sterile political terms", she says.

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