Has America lost its empathy?

Why Trump's immigration crackdown is inhumane

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"Picking up this trash that somebody left on the trail. It's not yours, is it?" the smirking Border Patrol officer asked the person with the camera, as he poured gallons of water from plastic bottles onto the scorching earth near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Footage of the water wasting, released recently by the Arizona-based multi-faith humanitarian group No More Deaths, was part of a 90-second montage of Border Patrol agents sabotaging or destroying food and water left for migrants stranded in the expansive desert border region. Mere hours after the video was released, No More Deaths volunteer (and Arizona State University instructor) Scott Warren was arrested on federal charges of harboring undocumented immigrants.

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