Over at the Splinter Generation


“It starts to put the world in perspective. You start meeting real people. You meet moms, and you meet children, and you meet dads, and uncles, and grandpas, and you know, the people that I consider to be heroes. I mean these people are basically saying, “I refuse to raise my children in poverty, or I refuse to live in a situation where I can’t get a job that is dignified. I can’t live with dignity, so I’m moving.’ ”

At Splinter Generation Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo talks to Walt Staton, a volunteer for No More Deaths, about his humanitarian work with immigrants in Arizona and beyond.

In June, Staton was slapped with a $175 ticket by Fish and Wildlife for leaving jugs of water in the Arizona desert for immigrants to drink on the migrant trails. Refusing to pay it,  Staton now faces potential jail time and a $10,000 fine.

Michael Berger is a barely-published writer and book-seller living in San Francisco. He is one of the founding Corsairs of the Iron Garters Bike Club and is currently pursuing a degree in applied pataphysics. He sometimes eats oatmeal for dinner. More from this author →