Eight activists helping migrants cross brutal desert charged by US government

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Charges fuel fears of Trump crackdown after Arizona-based group accused border patrol agents of sabotaging water containers

Eight humanitarian volunteers who help migrants survive desert treks have been charged with federal crimes, prompting fears of an escalating crackdown by the Trump administration.

The volunteers, all members of the Arizona-based group No More Deaths, appeared in court on Tuesday charged with a variety of offences including driving in a wilderness area, entering a wildlife refuge without a permit and abandoning property – the latter an apparent reference to leaving water, food and blankets on migrant trails.

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