It seems everyone wants to help illegal immigrants.
Folks on the U.S. side of our border have been setting bottles of water in shaded areas in our county's deserts for many months now. There is a plan to set up lifelines across the All-American Canal to keep illegal immigrants crossing the canal from drowning.
Now the Mexican government and the California Endowment, a Woodland Hills-based health foundation, are going to equip 200,000 of its people who the government thinks will be future illegal border-crossers with survival kits for their journeys. The kits will include water, food, medicine and medical supplies, contraceptives for both men and women (we'll reserve comment on that one) and tips on how to maintain self-esteem and fight depression, loneliness and anxiety and deal with injury during the arduous trek.
We loathe seeing lives lost in our deserts, mountains and waterways to illegal immigration. It is a horrible price to pay for merely trying to find a better life for yourself and your family, for simply trying to escape poverty and despair. Crossing the border illegally should not bring the death penalty.