Four Women Volunteers Left Food, Water in Desert, Could Face Up Federal Imprisonment - TNBC USA

In the summer of 2017, while temperatures cross triple digits in Arizona, four women moved to a gigantic desert filled with wilderness along the Southwestern border of Mexico. They brought water jugs and jerrican of foods. The later told they were bringing the items for the dehydrated migrants who were crossing the unpleasant land for entering the United States.

The women were later accused of misconduct charges. Prosecutor told they violated the federal rules as they entered Cabeza Prieta, a protected 860,000-acre sheltered area, without the permission and left food along with water there. A judge accused them of generating tension between aid workers and the and the Border Patrol in the US. The Aid workers claim their generous efforts inspired by the deep sense of wrong or right, which have been turned into crime during the crackdown on the illegal border crossings. Federal officials say they were simply imposing the law. The four women were all volunteers from the aid group ‘No More Deaths’ from Arizona. They were accused after the three days long trial at the federal court in Tucson. They could be imprisoned in the federal prison for six months.

Their trial occurred simultaneously with the partial shutdown of the US government which is on the 30th day and considered as the longest in the history of the country. Approaches have impeded as the US President Donald Trump stands firmly on his demand for $5.7 billion in the border wall sponsoring, mentioning a benevolent crisis at the southern border.

 

 

 

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