Category Archives: Updates

Stepped-up efforts to fight disappearance

  • Our help line for lost border crossers and their families launched July 10. Five trained search-and-rescue/search-and-recovery (SAR) operators field the calls. There have been almost 300 calls so far.
  • Volunteers worked with Águilas del Desierto, the Ajo Samaritans, and migrant-rights advocates in Sonora to bring about the recovery of 20 individuals’ remains.

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In memory of Father Jerry

Jerry Zawada—nuclear resister, peace-and-justice activist, Franciscan friar—died on the morning of July 25 at the age of eighty. Father Jerry started the Dignity Bag project, a collaboration between No More Deaths and other groups. The project raised money to buy sturdy canvas tote bags, made by the women of the DouglaPrieta Works sewing cooperative, for use by people deported to Nogales. Continue reading In memory of Father Jerry

Keep Tucson Together’s campaign to resist deportations

In early February, Keep Tucson Together (KTT) launched the “People’s Power Campaign,” which aims to protect families from raids, detention, and deportation by providing legal counsel, materials, and “know your rights” information. KTT provides community members with updates on changing immigration policies every Thursday during its forum and legal clinic at Tucson’s Pueblo High School. Continue reading Keep Tucson Together’s campaign to resist deportations