PHOENIX | 4 convicted of entering refuge in quest to aid migrants

18Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

PHOENIX  —January 18, 2019—  A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade.

The four found guilty of misdemeanors in the recent case were volunteers for No More Deaths, which said in a statement the group had been providing life-saving aid to migrants.

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