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There are those helping Illegals from dying at the border…..

It takes all kinds….

And some people do not want to see illegals dying at the border……

So they help as much as they can…..

At a time when state and federal governments are focused on tightening the border to keep out immigrants who cross illegally fromMexico, Wallin and her colleagues help people who make the trip. They leave water and food along well-known foot trails. They distribute maps showing the water sites and search for trekking migrants. Sometimes, they find dead bodies.

Their efforts are at odds with a new Arizona law that makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally. Gov. Jan Brewer (R), who met behind closed doors last week with President Obama, contends that the law known as SB1070 is necessary to fill a federal leadership vacuum on immigration reform. Obama, who has called the measure “misguided,” has directed the Justice Department to assess the law’s constitutionality.

While the debate goes on, Wallin and a group of 140 volunteers who call themselves Los Samaritanos work against brutal heat and an unforgiving desert landscape where 61 migrants died in the seven months that ended April 30. In a region split by the increasingly fortified U.S.-Mexico border, they say they are doing moral deeds in the face of a simple reality: Migrants keep coming.

“Most of the people we find are broken, beaten down, sobbing, so lonesome, broken. They just want to go home,” said the Rev. Randy Mayer, pastor of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Sahuarita, Ariz., home to Los Samaritanos. “We’re just trying to stop people from dying. Somebody will say, ‘What don’t you understand about “illegal”?’ Well, it’s more complicated than that.



June 5, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Government, Health, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Communists!

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 6, 2010 | Reply

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