Angel of the Desert, June 26, 2012

When illegal immigrants disappear while crossing the Sonoran desert into the United States, the local authorities and border patrol rarely, if ever, search for them.  But, a middle-aged, former mechanic from San Diego does just that.  Rafael Hernandez is known as “The Angel of the Desert” to the many desperate families looking for loved ones who have disappeared while trying to cross into the U.S.  Often, it is a race against time.

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