U.S. High School Graduate Died in Tractor-Trailer Full of Immigrants
One of the undocumented immigrants who died in an overheated tractor-trailer in Texas last weekend grew up in Virginia but was deported to Guatemala after graduating high school, The Washington Post reported. Nineteen-year-old Frank G. Fuentes was brought to the U.S. as a child and shielded from deportation through President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Jose Barillas, the Guatemalan consul general in Houston, told Univision that Fuentes was later deported after committing crimes and was trying to get back to his family in the D.C. area. So far 10 people who were traveling in the truck have died and 20 others are still hospitalized.