Samaritans' group sees the worst - and the best - along the border

I don't want to go on being just a root in the shadows,
vacillating, extended, shivering with dream,
down in the damp bowels of earth,
absorbing it, thinking it, eating it every day.

-Pablo Neruda from 'Walking Around'

Border issues in the news...

The dying man couldn't even lift his head, but at least he had collapsed alongside a road, where the Americans spotted him.

It was morning, already 100 degrees, and he couldn't drink, couldn't be cooled down.

They loaded him into a car and drove him to the hospital.

"He wanted us to notify his family that he was dying. We couldn't hear his phone number; he was almost unconscious. That was the worst thing: We couldn't hear his number."

Read the full article by Billie Stanton in the Tucson Citizen