Migrant’s Water Jug and Coyote Skull — Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge 2007

Migrants hop­ing to en­ter the U.S. with­out au­tho­riza­tion have been pushed into re­mote ar­eas of the Sonora Desert. Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is one of the many fed­er­ally pro­tected ar­eas on the US south­ern bor­der. Due to the high risk of trav­el­ing through Cabeza Prieta, un­documented mi­grants tend to fol­low coy­otes or guides work­ing for smug­gling organizations.