CTX organization holds vigil for San Antonio immigration smuggling victims

Posted at 9:51 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 10:52:58-04

There was a vigil Thursday night in Waco for the immigrants who died in San Antonio over the weekend.

With a moment of silence, lit candles and spoken prayers, the Waco Immigrants Alliance remembered and reflected outside Saint Alban's Church in Waco on what happened.

Investigators said people died in a tractor-trailer with no water or air conditioning during an immigrant-smuggling operation.

Organizers of the vigil said they hope the tragedy and this vigil touch hearts and spur immigration reform.

"We just want to give them the same opportunities and rights that we had and, you know, defend them, defend them and make a better America," said Maria Delgado with the Waco Immigrants Alliance.

The tractor-trailer was found Sunday in a Walmart parking lot.

The driver, James Matthew Bradley Jr., faces a human smuggling charge that carries the possibility of the death penalty.

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