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June 12th, 2019
Rep. Grijalva on ?No More Deaths’ Hung Jury: ?Humanitarian Work is Not a Crime’

WASHINGTON— Yesterday, the trial of “No Más Muertes” activist and humanitarian Scott Warren ended in a hung jury. The group, “No Más Muertes” is well-known for leaving water and food supplies in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert to prevent the deaths of migrants and asylum seekers crossing through the dangerous crossing point. The federal government accused Warren of harboring and transporting undocumented immigrants, and he faced up to twenty years in prison. In response, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:

“Scott Warren did something that the Trump Administration is simply incapable of: He stayed true to his values, saw an injustice, and took on an immense personal responsibility to help. His efforts made him the scapegoat of the federal government, and despite their attempts to jail him for living his values, he stayed true to doing the right thing.

“The anti-immigrant policies implemented by the Trump Administration at the border have created a humanitarian crisis that the President refuses to remedy. Providing humanitarian aid to immigrants is not a crime, and I’m pleased that some members of the jury understood that.”


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