Tragedy Strikes Brownsville, Eight Lives Lost at Bus Stop


Emergency personnel respond to a fatal collision in Brownsville, Texas, on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Several migrants were killed after they were struck by a vehicle while waiting at a bus stop near Ozanam Center, a migrant and homeless shelter. (AP Photo/Michael Gonzalez)
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In Brownsville, Texas, a deadly incident occurred when a driver plowed his car into a bus stop, killing eight people and injuring ten. The crash happened at 8:29 a.m. on Sunday near the Ozanam Center, a non-profit migrant and homeless shelter.

According to Brownsville Police Chief Felix Sauceda, the driver, identified as 34-year-old George Alvarez, faces manslaughter charges and is currently in custody.

Authorities are awaiting toxicology results and the FBI is investigating whether the crash was intentional with a possible extremist motive. The Department of Homeland Security is offering its full support and condolences to local leaders.

The tragic event comes amid escalating anti-immigrant policies in Texas and the Biden administration’s consideration of a new asylum ban. The American Civil Liberties Union expressed grief for the victims and concern over the potential motive, emphasizing the need for a more welcoming approach to migrants seeking protection in the U.S.

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