Four women convicted after placing food, water in desert for migrants

Four women convicted after placing food, water in desert for migrants
Migrants headed toward U.S. border (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – No, silly: not for leaving the food and water. The conviction was for entering a wildlife refuge without a permit. Which the migrants do incessantly, day after day, of course.  Note, moreover, that the Obama administration didn’t prosecute people for encouraging illegal migrants this way — it just made it impossible for the Border Patrol to operate in refuge lands in order to interdict the migrants.]

A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants.

US magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling on Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade.

Continue reading →