"Without a doubt, these maps will enable many lives to be saved," Mauricio Farah, an inspector with the NHRC said in Mexico City. "We are not trying in any way to encourage or promote migration. The only thing we are trying to do is warn them of the risks they face and where to get water, so they don't die."
Mexican officials also said that the posters would warn potential emigrants not to believe promises of an easy journey from smugglers. "Don't Do It," the posters say. "It's Hard. There's Not Enough Water."
Jan 26, 2006
Wanna know the best way to enter the US illegally?
Mexico's National Human Rights Commission can help. The commission, described as "an independent body that receives no government funds," will be passing out maps and posters of border areas available that provide "details of the terrain, cell-phone coverage and water stations.