This past week, four women were convicted for leaving food and water in the Arizonan desert for migrants crossing the southern border. In the past, border patrol agents have been documented destroying these caches and pouring out water reserves into the sand. This criminalization of aiding refugees and migrants is just another notch in the humanitarian crisis the Trump administration has created for immigrants coming to the United States. Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, has written compellingly on social media this week about what she sees as the biblical call to care for the stranger in juxtaposition with the conviction of activists trying to save human lives. Rabbi Jacobs will join Welton this week to talk about this latest injustice.

Hear the full January 26, 2019 State of Belief Radio program here.

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