Aid to border crossers criticized
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Every day, thousands of Mexican nationals attempt to enter the United States through the three million-acre Tohono O'odham Reservation in Arizona, risking capture and death.

A group called Humane Borders places water jugs on the reservation and along the border to ensure migrants don't dehydrate. But the effort has drawn criticism from tribal law enforcement and some tribal officials.

"They serve no good purpose for us," a tribal spokesperson told The Washington Times.

A tribal member who is a pastor started placing jugs out for border-crossers. He was criticized for doing so and claimed he has been threatened with banishment.

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