6.03.2006

Desert Heats Up

From the Tucson Citizen:
Over the last two weeks, the Border Patrol has rescued 88 illegal immigrants, 40 percent of the agency's total rescues since the start of the fiscal year on October 1. The agency has recorded 85 deaths in the same period.

Humane Borders founder Robin Hoover said the organization has been refilling its water stations on a daily basis since May 1. Water usage peaks during June and July, when volunteers refill up to 1,500 gallons of water a week.

"We hope to remove a lot of misery and save lives," Hoover said. "We hope that we're useful."