Some photos were sent to me from a friend who volunteered over the summer for No More Deaths in Arizona.  Their mission, as printed on their website, is

Mission Statement

No More Deaths is an organization whose mission is to end death and suffering on the U.S./Mexico border through civil initiative: the conviction that people of conscience must work openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. Our work embraces the Faith-Based Principles for Immigration Reform and focuses on the following themes:

• Direct aid that extends the right to provide humanitarian assistance
• Witnessing and responding
• Consciousness raising
• Global movement building
• Encouraging humane immigration policy.

Unitarian Universalist ministerial aspirant Walt Staton was convicted this summer for “littering.”  Part of a frequented migrant path is on a wildlife refuge.  Volunteers from No More Deaths leave water jugs for those who would otherwise potentially die of thirst in the desert.  The volunteers always return to the sites, as a way to know how effective the water supplying is.  The idea that they are littering is ludicrous.  They are leaving water, a basicl essential of life, to human beings who need it!

Listen to Mr. Staton’s sermon entitled “Life or Litter” here as published on UU Tucson’s website.  Since summer of 2008, No More Deaths has been a vital part of the UU Church of Tucson’s  ministry.

When you see, these pictures about the often silenced side of immigration, please read the captions, as they are very enlightening.  If you have any comments to share about good resources about immigration in Florida, please share them by commenting below!