Category Archives: Special projects

Host a Vigil for the Disappeared

​On Monday, May 6th, Dr. Scott Warren will stand trial for his humanitarian aid work on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and remote stretch of desert outside Ajo, AZ where dozens of people die every year and countless more go missing.

On Friday, May 3rd, No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes calls on supporters across the country to come together in holding vigil for those crossing, those who have died in the desert and all those whose lives are devastated by the detention and deportation machine.  Whether in your town square, in front of a DHS building or outside a local detention facility, join us in remembrance of those who have been murdered by deadly border policy and in solidarity with those struggling for their freedom today.

An incomplete list of resources to support your vigil includes:

A great holiday gift for No More Deaths allies

cyrilIn September 2014, No More Deaths volunteers said farewell to longtime volunteer and supporter Cyril Barrett. Chances are if you volunteered with No More Deaths in 2006–2008 you met and worked alongside Cyril, who was instrumental in building No More Deaths’s desert work and Agua Prieta work. You may also know his voice from the Border Songs album, which features his heartfelt song “Coyotes of Sasabe.Continue reading A great holiday gift for No More Deaths allies

How the deportation shakedown works (video)

Would you believe that mass deportation robs migrants and immigrants of millions of dollars a year and puts their lives at risk? We collaborated with the Binational Defense and Advocacy Program (Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional) on this video that shows how.

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Our  contribution to this video is based on the work we did to prepare our report Shakedown: How Deportation Robs Immigrants of Their Money and Belongings.

Dignity bags

Every day, migrants are deported from the US to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, with little more than the clothes on their backs. What belongings they have they must often carry in plastic or paper bags issued by the detention centers in which they have been held.

This project supplies bags at no cost to the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist, who operate the Kino Border Initiative’s comedor (dining hall) in Nogales, to distribute among the people they serve there. Continue reading Dignity bags