Life-Saving Water=Littering

Abby Zimet

With hundreds of Mexicans dying each year trying to walk into the U.S. across scorched desert country, two volunteers from the Tucson-based humanitarian group No More Deaths have been convicted of littering – for leaving jugs of drinking water in the desert. Advocates say the danger facing undocumented migrants is the result of a federal policy pushing immigration routes into remote areas "to make it so difficult and costly for aliens to attempt" crossing that they won't try it – except they still do.

Walt Staton,
27: "I was just trying to save lives."

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