Where is ICE leaving Nogales deportees’ money behind?

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?

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

No More Deaths stands in solidarity with Charlottesville

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

After Trump’s immigration crackdown, a desert clinic tries to save lives without breaking the law

After Trump’s immigration crackdown, a desert clinic tries to save lives without breaking the law

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

Arizona aid group questions Border Patrol surveillance following a raid on its camp

Arizona aid group questions Border Patrol surveillance following a raid on its camp

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