Translated from the video: 'If we can save one life, it is worth it....'
“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.