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. 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”
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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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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”
All Things Considered, Ted Robbins, December 10, 2014
Derek Lucas Reyes, 20, went from being undocumented in the US to undocumented in his native Mexico.
Continue reading NPR: “Some deportees return to Mexico but their stuff stays in the US”