Perhaps the most poignant quote in the story comes from Heather Williams, an assistant federal defender in Tuscon.
Imagine, she says, if the tables were turned.
“What if your sister was in custody in France, or in Uganda, or in Thailand, and was treated and was shuffled through a process all in one day where they could be facing up to six months in prison, the way that people in Mexico and Central America are being shepherded through in this. The United States government would be absolutely outraged, and they’d be right in being outraged,” Williams says.
See the entire story here. We’ll cover the rest of Robbins excellent series as the week progresses.