Border Patrol Systematically Destroys Food and Water Aid for Migrants


Originally published by The Daily Beast

Two humanitarian groups claim in a new report that U.S. Border Patrol agents are repeatedly destroying or otherwise vandalizing water, food, and other supplies left for migrants in the Arizona desert in what they describe as a “systemic feature of enforcement practices in the borderlands.” Volunteers with the Tucson-based No More Deaths and La Coalición de Derechos Humanos say such vandalism essentially condemns migrants in the area to die of thirst. “Through statistical analysis, video evidence, and personal experience, our team has uncovered a disturbing reality,” said the report. “The practice of destruction of and interference with aid is not the deviant behavior of a few rogue Border Patrol agents, it is a systemic feature of enforcement practices in the borderlands.”

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