Trump’s xenophobic agenda has given the xenophobes working for Border Patrol the green light to do as they please. When Trump pardoned the racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a man who tortured Latinos at the Mexican border for decades, the president sent Mexico a clear message that he doesn’t care about America’s neighbors to the south. (video below)
The Guardian just released a report exposing the disturbing methods Border Patrol is using to essentially kill migrants. Border Patrol agents are destroying water, food, and other supplies left out for migrants who get stuck in the Arizona desert.
Volunteers with the Tucson-based No More Deaths and La Coalición de Derechos Humanos are appalled. The group told The Guardian:
“Through statistical analysis, video evidence, and personal experience, our team has uncovered a disturbing reality.”
They added, “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.”
The group conducted its study between March 2012 and December 2015. Volunteers found that over 3,500 gallons of water had been tampered with by Border Patrol. Agents even went so far as to destroy the water containers to make them unusable.
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