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Season 12, Episode 38 of 99

During the last two decades at least 3,000 undocumented migrants have died in the Arizona desert as they attempted to cross into the United States from Mexico. In response, an increasing number of aid groups have formed along the border to prevent the humanitarian crisis. But next week, one humanitarian aid worker will be on trial in Arizona for allegedly harboring two undocumented migrants who entered the country illegally. The charges fall under U.S. "harboring laws" that prohibit people from concealing or shielding any unauthorized individuals in the country. But migrant-rights activists in Arizona say the enforcement of laws like these are wholly political, and are currently being used to execute an anti-immigrant political agenda by the Trump administration. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports.

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