Blood’s Thicker Than Water: As Thousands Die in the Arizona Desert as a Result of U.S. Border Policy, an Army of Activists Intervenes12
June 22, 2010 by The Mormon Worker
Below is a good article about an activist group that several people affiliated with the Mormon Worker are getting involved with.
By Stephen Lemons Thursday, Feb 25 2010 Phoenix New Times
Gene Lefebvre remembers the day in late August 2008 when 20 to 25 Border Patrol agents, half of them on horseback, raided the Arivaca, Arizona campsite of No More Deaths, a group dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to migrants in the desert.
“They said they had tracked 10 migrants into our camp,” says Lefebvre, a retired Presbyterian minister who helped co-found the organization in 2004. “There weren’t 10 migrants, and there weren’t the tracks.”
No More Deaths did have a couple of migrants in the camp’s medical tent, but there was nothing unusual about that. Migrants often showed up at the camp seeking first aid or water or food, sometimes getting directed there by local ranchers. The Border Patrol was and is aware of how NMD operates.
But though the migrants were later taken into custody, the Border Patrol seemed to be about something else that day: intimidation.
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