'Finding True America': Sneaking into the U.S., I almost suffocated in a oxygen-starved truck
In recent years, humanitarian crises related to border immigration have frequently occurred in the U.S. Migrant deaths, human smuggling and detention abuses have long existed. The bodies of more than 890 migrants, a record number, were recovered by U.S. authorities along the border in the 2022 fiscal year that ended September 30, according to the Biden administration, a 58 percent increase over 2021.
CGTN Stringer interviews Alvin Sevilla, a Nicaraguan who tried to immigrate to the U.S. and was also the victim of human smuggling and immigration detention, to talk about his bumpy immigration experience. He was huddled with 300 people in a truck heading to the United States. Alvin was almost suffocated due to thin oxygen.