Scarf & Jug, HWY 286

The wa­ter jug and scarf left on this barbed wire fence sug­gests a mi­grant was present, per­haps wait­ing along this north-south road for pickup, ei­ther by his or her con­tact or the Border Patrol. Highway 286 ends at the bor­der town of Sasabe and is a well-traveled route for mi­grants, the Border Patrol, and hu­man­i­tar­ian groups like the Samaritans. In the back­ground, a Wackenhut bus passes by; Wackenhut is a pri­vate con­trac­tor hired by US Customs and Border Protection to trans­port mi­grants to de­ten­tion cen­ters for processing.