Shura Wallin, reporting about the Comedor (the Kino Border Initiative’s Meal Program in Nogales, Sonora), said Life Straws are being given to migrants with clear intention of trying to cross (in spite of being warned about the dangers). These straws filter bad water making it potable. So far, some 1100 have been given out by the nuns at the Comedor and in Altar. Cost is about $12/per straw. They recently heard back from two migrants, who had been deported back to Mexico, who said the straws had saved their lives in the desert.
- Sandra Rooney