Linda Ronstadt doesn't make many public statements these days, but she offered one earlier this week -- urging people to offer support to people seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Linda, whose father was half-Mexican, issued a statement on behalf of a refugee group called No More Deaths -- which made the news last month when one of its members went on trial for the "crime" of offering food and water to refugees.
She wrote, "During this hottest, most life-threatening time of the year in the southern Arizona desert, I ask you to give generously to No More Deaths so that they can continue to provide food, water, and aid to those facing the harsh desert conditions. Every individual has the right to receive and the right to give humanitarian aid, in order to prevent suffering and death – no matter what one’s legal status. To criminalize human kindness is a dangerous precedent." (Arizona Republic)