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Puck Lo, Al Jazeera, March 25, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz. — Ely Ortiz, 42, spends many of his weekends combing Arizona’s sprawling deserts on foot, searching for people whom 911 rescue workers didn’t, or won’t, look for: lost and distressed undocumented migrants making the perilous journey from Mexico into the United States. Continue reading Al Jazeera: “For migrants in Arizona who call 911, it’s Border Patrol on the line”
Marlen Garcia, Chicago Sun-Times, March 12, 2015
The first step for immigrants deported from the U.S. to Reynosa, Mexico, is to check in with Mexican authorities at the Tamaulipeco Institute for Migrants at the end of their walk on the International Bridge. Continue reading Chicago Sun-Times: “Booted across the border with bogus checks”
TUCSON, AZ—A trial will begin for 13 activists on Monday, 16 March 2015, for charges stemming from a direct action that took place on 11 October 2013 blocking two buses transporting undocumented immigrants to the daily proceedings of “Operation Streamline.” Continue reading Trial to begin for 13 Tucson activists that stopped Operation Streamline buses
No More Deaths is honored to be the recipient of funding from the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The Fund comes out of a settlement arising from the 2007 arrests of journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Phoenix. We are grateful for the Fund’s grant, which is supporting our efforts across all of our projects to end death and suffering in the desert.
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.
John Washington, Al Jazeera, January 14, 2015
On Jan. 31, the U.S. Border Patrol detained a migrant named Alejandro in the Arizona desert and stripped him of his belongings: $226.24 in cash, his cellphone, his ID and his only change of clothes. After 60 days in jail, he was put on a bus headed across the border. It was 3 a.m. Continue reading Al Jazeera: “The institutional cruelty of migrant shakedowns”
Arizona Republic, December 15, 2014
Honoring the inherent rights of individuals is part of our national DNA. It is what we are all about.
But a report from a human-rights group offers more evidence that this deep commitment runs a bit shallow near the US–Mexico border. Continue reading Arizona Republic, editorial
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