Border wildlife refuge turns into battleground over humanitarian aid to illegal immigrantsby Hugh Holub on Sep. 27, 2010, under border issues, mexico, politics
The Buenos Aires National Wildlfe Refuge, located on the border near Sasabe, was created to bring back the masked bobwhite …a kind of quail.
Instead the refuge has turned into a battleground between federal wildlife managers and humanitarian aid workers who try and leave water bottles on the refuge to help illegal immigrants who cross the refuge on their journey into the US.
This from the New York Times:
….But opponents say the water drops are encouraging immigrants to continue to come across the border illegally. The critics say there ought to be Border Patrol agents stationed near the water stations to arrest those who are crossing illegally as soon as they finish drinking. So furious are some at the practice of aiding immigrants that they have slashed open the water jugs, crushed them with their vehicles or simply poured the water into the desert.