First they came for the immigrants.....

Posted on January 24, 2018

First they came for the immigrants.  Now they are coming for No Mas Muertes, one of a number of border volunteer groups working to reduce the number of deaths at the border.

Under the Trump administration, the Border Patrol is now arresting and charging people who leave water or clothes for migrants crossing the border in dangerous desert areas.  

In the first 7 months of 2017, 232 people died crossing the border - -up 17% from 2016 despite a big drop in the total number of people trying to cross. The arrests of No Mas Muertes volunteers makes it pretty clear the U.S. government prefers border crossers to die.  

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