Reflection on desert conditions
This stretch of sand and dilapidated road is approximately 35 air miles from the U.S./Mexico border. In walking miles, this location is approximately 50 walking miles from the U.S./Mexico border. The sand is dragged by Border Patrol for footprints, and the Border Patrol checkpoint is just south of this location.
50 miles walking, while trying to stay hidden in temperatures that range from the low 100s to mid 120s in the summer. 50 miles of ducking and dodging brush, through desert sand, or 50 miles of crawling and hiding in fields and farmlands.
This past weekend was eye opening, sad and motivational all at the same time. Our program expands as we learn more, and on the flip side the more we learn the more we understand even more how inhumane the system is set up and how inhospitable the journey can be and there is no shortage of cruelty the government will impose.
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