Sunday, January 20, 2019

Four Women Found Guilty Of Leaving Food and Water for Migrants in Arizona Desert

A federal judge on Friday found four women guilty of misdemeanors after they illegally entered a national wildlife refuge along the US-Mexico border to leave water and food for undocumented migrants, reports The Hill.

According to The Arizona Republic, the four women were aid volunteers for No More Deaths, an advocacy group dedicated to ending the deaths of undocumented immigrants crossing desert regions near the southern border.

One of the volunteers with the group, Natalie Hoffman, was found guilty of three charges against her, including operating a vehicle inside the Cabeza Prieta national wildlife refuge, entering a federally-protected wilderness area without a permit, and leaving behind gallons on water and bean cans.

The other three co-defendants – which includes Oona Holcomb, Madeline Huse and Zaachila Orozco-McCormick – were reportedly passengers in Hoffman’s truck at the time and were also charged with entering federally-protected area without a permit in addition to leaving behind personal property.

Each of the women face up to six months in prison for the charges and a $500 fine after being found guilty.

In his three-page order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco reportedly wrote that the defendants did not “get an access permit, they did not remain on the designated roads, and they left water, food, and crates in the Refuge."

"All of this, in addition to violating the law, erodes the national decision to maintain the Refuge in its pristine nature," he continued.

No crime here. I consider government property "No man's land."

On a completely different level, it is horrific what is being done to them.



  1. I'm surprised that the women haven't been called racists or cultural appropriators for leaving cans of beans for the migrants.

  2. People trashing wilderness is sooooo virtuous. Aiding and abetting criminals, littering, environmental damage.

    And they left beans... awesome. And they are stereotypers too.

    I womdrr if these dumb bitches picked up any trash or fecal waste left by aspiring new communist Americans?

  3. The pettiness and the moral depravity of the state all wrapped up nicely in one incident. And this also gives lie to the claim by statists that, without the state, the poor, the hungry, and the downfallen could not be taken care of by the private sector. Here, of course, private-sector charitable action is being violently punished.