'Sanctuary cities entice people to believe they can come to America and Texas and live outside the law.Sanctuary cities also enable human smugglers and cartels.He also said that he knew the trailer's refrigeration system didn't work and that the four vent holes were likely clogged.
Eight were dead at the scene, while two later died at the hospital.
The federal complaint says the immigrants packed into the tractor-trailer discovered outside a Texas Wal-Mart were taking turns breathing through a hole in the trailer and pounding on the walls to get the driver's attention.
Meanwhile, the lieutenant governor of Texas has blamed the deaths of ten illegal immigrants on sanctuary cities.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Dan Patrick said if it wasn't for sanctuary cities, which refuse to work with the federal government in deporting illegal immigrants, the tragedy in San Antonio would never have happened.
Four of the survivors appeared to be between 10 and 17 years old, Homan said.