FROM THE ARCHIVE

Ariz. tribal pastor claims intimidation

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TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2002

A member of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona was warned against placing water jugs on tribal land for illegal immigrants, The Arizona Daily Star reports.

Rev. Mike Wilson was approached by the Richard Clifton, director of the tribe's department of public safety and told of opposition to his practice. Wilson claims he was threatened with banishment if he continued to place the water jugs.

Clinton denies making the threat. He said the issue was brought up because Wilson asked what consequences he faces.

The jugs are placed to provide water to illegal border crossers, some of whom die from exhaustion and dehydration.

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Water jugs for migrants opposed (The Arizona Daily Star 6/11)