No More Deaths

Monday, 8 July 2013 | A Public Affair
No More Deaths volunteers carrying water into the desert. Copyright: No More Deaths.

No More Deaths volunteers carrying water into the desert. Copyright: No More Deaths.

On the Monday, July 8th A Public Affair, sub host Karma Chavez was joined by Leila Pine and Geoffrey Boyce of No More Deaths to talk about the militarization of the border and the effects – both bad and good – of the new immigration bill. No More Deaths aims to reduce the number of immigrants who die crossing the Arizona border by providing water and food to those who are left or lost out in the desert.

Although this bill has been heralded as a “fix to our broken immigration system” by Obama and many other lawmakers, the bill has several issues that worry Pine and Boyce. Specifically, they predict that militarization of the border will cause the number of deaths due to desert conditions to spike following this bill.

This and several other concerns were voiced on today’s show. The following video sums up many of the issues that humanitarian and immigration rights groups have with this bill:

Listen to the entire interview here:

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