Every day, ICE scoops up people of Mexican origin from federal, state, and local jails and takes them to the border. Their funds do not go with them. In the first half of 2017, people deported to Nogales recovered $117,532.04 from their jail accounts through our unique “check-cashing service.” Volunteers have developed multiple recovery methods to use based on whether a person was deported with an unusable check, debit card, or neither. Continue reading Where is ICE leaving Nogales deportees’ money behind?
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The No More Deaths personnel committee invites applications for the following paid position. Continue reading Position available: logistics coordinator
The No More Deaths personnel committee invites applications for the following paid position. Continue reading Position available: volunteer coordinator
We stand in solidarity with all our friends and comrades in Charlottesville who went into the streets to take a stand against white supremacy. We oppose white nationalism and racism in all of its manifestations and extend our love to all those who are the daily victims of white supremacy, as well as those who confronted the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville at great personal risk and at a great cost. Heather Heyer presente! We will continue our resistance in her memory.
Love and rage from the borderlands,
No More Deaths/No Más Muertes
Eric Boodman, Stat, July 6, 2017
When the man walked in with fang marks on his leg, the volunteers knew the protocol: In the case of a rattlesnake bite, you call 911. But like all of the patients who end up here, his very presence in this desert clinic meant he had broken American law. Continue reading After Trump’s immigration crackdown, a desert clinic tries to save lives without breaking the law
Ryan Devereux, The Intercept, June 17, 2017
A three-day showdown in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert between Border Patrol agents and a humanitarian group, which culminated in a raid and the arrests of four undocumented immigrants, has aid workers raising questions about government surveillance and operational practices. The arrests took place Thursday evening at a camp run by the group No More Deaths, also known as No Más Muertes, which is located on private property near the unincorporated community of Arivaca, roughly 11 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The humanitarian group said approximately 30 well-armed Border Patrol agents descended upon the location looking for “bodies” in a coordinated and alarmingly militarized operation, leaving with the four men in tow. Continue reading Arizona aid group questions Border Patrol surveillance following a raid on its camp
Tom Dart, The Guardian, June 16, 2017
Border Patrol officers have raided a humanitarian aid camp set up to give shelter and water to migrants crossing the scorching Arizona desert, in an operation that activists said puts lives at risk. Continue reading “Shameful” raid on aid camp at US-Mexico border puts lives at risk, volunteers say
The Search and Rescue working group of No More Deaths has launched a new phone line for the loved ones of border crossers who are lost in the desert and for lost border crossers themselves. The goal of this new resource is to reduce deaths in the desert. Continue reading New phone line for lost border crossers and their families
No More Deaths has not stopped any of our humanitarian-aid efforts. A recent news report stated that we have closed our aid station in Arivaca, Arizona and that those in need are being turned away. This is false: the aid station is open and volunteers continue to give care to anyone seeking help. To support our continued presence, please sign the petition to the Border Patrol. Continue reading The status of our work in the desert