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Tucson federal judge convicts 4 border-aid volunteers

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“If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?”

4 women from No More Deaths advocacy group were convicted of misdemeanor  for entering a wildlife refuge without permits to provide aid to migrants crossing from Mexico. Pima County  Medical Examiner records show 43 sets of human remains were recovered on the refuge since 1/2017.

Judge Bernardo Velasco's decision was the first conviction of humanitarian volunteers in a decade. Natalie Hoffman, Zaachila Orozco-McCormick, Oona Holcomb, and Madeline Huse were leaving water and food for migrants traveling through the Cabeza Prieta refuge. They face up to six months in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set. Hoffman was convicted of operating a motor vehicle in a wilderness area.

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