Category Archives: Abuse documentation

Our report on dangerous deportation practices: Shakedown

We are happy to announce today the release of Shakedown: How Deportation Robs Immigrants of Their Money and Belongings. Our third major human-rights report takes as its focus a little-known element of modern border enforcement and immigration enforcement: the wholesale theft of detained and deported immigrants’ personal property, without a legal pretext, and with grave humanitarian consequences.

Deportation steals. Take action to stop it

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year are dumped at the Mexico border and permanently expelled without their most basic belongings: their money, identification documents, cell phones, important phone numbers, photos and keepsakes. From the border they must find a way to travel to their place of origin in Mexico—with nothing. You can act right now to help stop this travesty. Continue reading Deportation steals. Take action to stop it

The Good Fight with Ben Winkler: “The muckraker and the border patrol”

The muckraker and the border patrol

The Good Fight with Ben Winkler, April 10, 2014

Everyone working at the border crossing knew that it was happening: brutal violence and abuses by border patrol agents. Sometimes even lethally. But the US Customs and Border Protection wasn’t talking, and politicians seemed more concerned with increasing its size and military power than in holding it accountable.
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KVOA News 4 Tucson: “Group claims Border Patrol stole blankets, food meant for migrants”

Group claims Border Patrol stole blankets, food meant for migrants

KVOA News 4 Tucson, Nathan O’Neal, January 17, 2013

 A humanitarian group that provides aid and supplies to illegal migrants crossing the desert claims they caught a Border Patrol agent stealing blankets and food from one of their drop sites in Southern Arizona via a hidden camera. Continue reading KVOA News 4 Tucson: “Group claims Border Patrol stole blankets, food meant for migrants”

CNN: “Deportation after dark”

Deportation after dark

CNN, Traci Tamura, April 6, 2012

Recently, I traveled to Nogales, Mexico, to work on a CNN story with reporter Thelma Gutierrez and Senior Photojournalist Gregg Canes, about what happens to undocumented immigrants who are deported from the United States back to Mexico at all hours of the night. We spent a couple of nights on the border to meet some of the recent deportees. Continue reading CNN: “Deportation after dark”

No More Deaths testifies before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

On March 27, No More Deaths volunteers presented testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at a hearing in Washington, DC.  The hearing was convened in response to advocates’ long-standing complaints regarding the treatment of detainees in short-term Border Patrol custody along the US–Mexico border. Continue reading No More Deaths testifies before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights