Category Archives: Updates

Streamline bus stoppers speak out at sentencing

This article by Dorothy Chao appears in our fall newsletter. Chao attended the July 20, 2015 sentencing of 12 local people (some of them No More Deaths volunteers) who chained themselves to the wheels of two buses carrying undocumented migrants to federal court in Tucson on October 11, 2013. The protesters stopped federal marshals from taking the group to Operation Streamline, a fast-track proceeding that sentences migrants to prison for illegal entry. In March, Pima County Justice Court Judge Susan Bacal found the defendants guilty of obstructing a highway and creating a public nuisance.

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NMD joins searches for missing migrants

This article by Ricky Cheney appeared in our fall newsletter.

¿Cuántos días caminaron? (How many days did you walk?) ¿Cruzaron calles pavimentadas o de tierra? ¿Cuántas? (Did you cross any paved or dirt roads? How many?)

These are the types of questions we ask on our intake forms for searches. We receive reports from family members and individuals who last saw the missing migrant and then respond to the best of our ability. Continue reading NMD joins searches for missing migrants

Students expand kit project that can save lives in the desert

This article by Denise Holley appeared in our fall newsletter.

How can we reduce the chance a person determined to cross the US border will die in the Arizona desert? Equip the crosser with a simple kit: two filters and two vials of Clorox to purify contaminated water, four packets of Vaseline, a fresh pair of socks, a whistle to call for help, and instructions in Spanish. Continue reading Students expand kit project that can save lives in the desert