Monday, January 17, 2011

Border Issues Fair

Santa Cruz Samaritans held their annual Border Issue Fair. This is a place that the community can come together and learn all that is being done to assist the undocumented immigrants that are compelled to cross into Arizona to find work.

Key note address by Dr. Bruce Parks discussed the role of Pima County Medical Examiner to examine and document those that die in the desert. Deaths peaked this past year spiking in the heat of July. Anthropologists and the Mexican Consulate work along side the medical examiner to identify these individuals and notify their families.

Numerous exhibits by the various groups that work to assist these economic refugees in their endeavor to find a better life. Quilts and artwork are made out of the clothing and articles found in the desert.

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