July 24, 2012

Humanitarian organizations in Arizona on Monday accused the Border Patrol of continuing to implement a “culture of cruelty” that includes destroying water stations placed in the desert with the aim of saving the lives of dehydrated migrants crossing the border illegally from Mexico.

Danielle Alvarado, a volunteer with the group No More Deaths (No Mas Muertes), told Efe that the organization is constantly receiving complaints from immigrants about systematic abuse, like denying them water and food, as well as objectionable conditions in the detention centers.

The humanitarian organization documented on video two incidents, one that occurred in December 2009 and the other last May, where Border Patrol officers were filmed destroying a water station and bottles of water left by volunteers in the desert to help save the lives of undocumented migrants.

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