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Aid Worker Faces 20 Years in Prison for Providing Water and Shelter to Immigrants

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Published on May 4, 2019

Thousands of migrants have died crossing the desert in Arizona. Along the U.S. border with Mexico, humanitarian aid workers leave water in the desert for immigrants trying to cross, and search for the remains of those who don't make it. The U.S. government is now prosecuting activists who try to save lives and recover bodies.

Activist Scott Warren of No More Deaths was charged with three felony counts of harboring and conspiracy for providing food, water, and a place to sleep to two undocumented men over three days. He could serve up to 20 years in prison.

Warren's arrest was the most aggressive in a series of escalating actions taken by federal law enforcement against border-based aid providers since Donald Trump’s election. In addition to his felony case, Warren was one of nine No More Deaths volunteers hit with federal littering charges for leaving water on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. As volunteers recovered a record number of human remains on the refuge in 2017, officials issued new guidelines explicitly criminalizing activity that could prevent future deaths.

Read the full story: https://interc.pt/2DP9B7D

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