Bail denied to driver who collided with day laborer bus in Florida

Bail denied to driver who collided with day laborer bus in Florida

Ocala, Florida— The consular authorities of Mexico in Florida worked Wednesday to support a community of day laborers after a vehicle accident killed eight Mexicans and injured another 40 people who were on their way to pick watermelons. A man is detained without bail accused of involuntary manslaughter for driving the truck that hit the day laborers’ truck under the influence of a substance.

Alicia Barcena, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, said last night on the social network The eight deceased people were in the United States on H-2A visas. This visa allows U.S. employers or agents who meet certain requirements to bring foreigners to the country to fill temporary employment positions in agriculture.. Florida farms employ more H-2A workers than any other state, about 50,000 a year, according to the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association.

The Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador He said Wednesday that 44 of the day laborers on the bus were “our countrymen, who went to work, hired by a Mexican-American businessman, with temporary work visas.” He added that he was not providing more information about the victims, out of consideration for his family.

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