Our report Shakedown: How Deportation Robs Immigrants of Their Money and Belongings documents immigration authorities’ failure to return people’s personal property to them in the process of detaining and deporting them. Continue reading Helping Immigrants Recover Detained Money and Belongings: Best Practices
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”
The No More Deaths abuse documentation working group invites applications for the following stipended position. Continue reading Position available: abuse documentation and advocacy coordinator
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
The No More Deaths personnel committee invites applications for the following stipended position. Continue reading Position available: logistics coordinator
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Application information for the spring volunteer program is now posted! Please review it and see if you are interested in participating. Applications from groups of one to ten people are being accepted now through January 27 for one-week placements between March 7 and 28.
USA Today, Bob Ortega, December 10, 2014
PHOENIX — US authorities often needlessly endanger deportees by sending them back across the border into Mexico without returning their money, IDs, cell phones, medicine and other belongings, a human-rights groups charges in a report released Wednesday. Continue reading USA Today: “Report: US often keeping deportees’ money, IDs”