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Jury acquits immigration activist

Scott Warren (right) and his attorney Greg Kuykendall embrace outside the federal courthouse in Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday. Associated Press/Photo by Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star

Jury acquits immigration activist

Scott Warren will not go to prison for helping men who crossed the U.S. southern border illegally in January 2018, a jury in Tucson, Ariz., decided on Wednesday. This was the second trial considering Warren’s case. The first ended in a mistrial after the jury couldn’t break a deadlock.

What did he do? Prosecutors accused Warren, 37, of knowingly breaking the law by hiding the two men from Border Patrol agents. Warren contended he was legally helping the injured men. Warren belongs to the group No More Deaths, which leaves canned food and jugs of water in the Arizona wilderness for migrants crossing into the United States.

Dig deeper: Read Charissa Koh’s report in Compassion about how faith-based organizations are trying to find legal ways to care for asylum-seekers at the U.S. southern border.

Rachel Lynn Aldrich Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.


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