Jury acquits immigration activist
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/21/19, 10:25 am
Scott Warren will not go to prison for helping men who crossed the U.S. southern border illegally in January 2018, a jury in Tucson, Ariz., decided on Wednesday. This was the second trial considering Warren’s case. The first ended in a mistrial after the jury couldn’t break a deadlock.
What did he do? Prosecutors accused Warren, 37, of knowingly breaking the law by hiding the two men from Border Patrol agents. Warren contended he was legally helping the injured men. Warren belongs to the group No More Deaths, which leaves canned food and jugs of water in the Arizona wilderness for migrants crossing into the United States.
Dig deeper: Read Charissa Koh’s report in Compassion about how faith-based organizations are trying to find legal ways to care for asylum-seekers at the U.S. southern border.
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