TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson-based immigrants’ rights group claims a
hidden-camera video shows a U.S. Border Patrol agent removing food and blankets
intended for illegal immigrants.
No More Deaths officials say the 33-second video is dated Jan. 8 and was shot
near Arivaca, about 12 miles north of the international border.
A spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector said Thursday that officials
are aware of the video and are preparing a response.
Humanitarian organizations leave food, water and blankets on desert trails
often traveled by illegal immigrants crossing the Arizona border from Mexico.
The No More Deaths group says temperatures in southern Arizona dropped to
record lows between Jan. 9-15. They say blankets and food were left to help
prevent death and illness for border crossers in extreme weather conditions.