In the month of March, No More Deaths ramps up its volunteer program to accept fifty-plus visiting volunteers for spring break. This is ten times the number we usually accept in any given month. Continue reading Spring volunteer program carries on despite chilling effect
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No More Deaths is accepting applications for the following paid position. Continue reading Position available: campaign and legal-defense coordinator
No More Deaths is accepting applications for the following paid position. Continue reading Position available: logistics coordinator
No More Deaths is accepting applications for the following paid position. Continue reading Position available: volunteer coordinator
No More Deaths has launched a campaign to raise $50,000 towards the legal defense and support of nine humanitarian-aid volunteers facing federal felony and misdemeanor charges. Continue reading Defend volunteers facing federal charges!
The chief of the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector faced the music January 30 when an audience lobbed questions at him about destruction of water left in the desert for thirsty travelers. Continue reading Community members confront Border Patrol on abuses
Rory Carroll, The Guardian, January 24, 2018
Eight humanitarian volunteers who help migrants survive desert treks have been charged with federal crimes, prompting fears of an escalating crackdown by the Trump administration.
The volunteers, all members of the Arizona-based group No More Deaths, appeared in court on Tuesday charged with a variety of offences including driving in a wilderness area, entering a wildlife refuge without a permit and abandoning property—the latter an apparent reference to leaving water, food and blankets on migrant trails. Continue reading Eight activists helping migrants cross brutal desert charged by US government
Amy B. Wang, Washington Post, January 24, 2018
Last Wednesday, a nonprofit group that provides humanitarian aid to migrants in the Arizona desert released a lengthy report alleging Border Patrol agents were intentionally destroying supplies left for migrants in the desert, the group said, to “condemn border crossers to suffering, death and disappearance.” Continue reading Border Patrol agents were filmed dumping water left for migrants. Then came a “suspicious” arrest.
Tucson, Arizona—On Tuesday, January 23, eight humanitarian-aid providers with No More Deaths appeared in court for federal misdemeanor charges relating to their work with the organization in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and remote stretch of land near Ajo, Arizona that shares 56 miles with the US–Mexico border. One of the eight individuals is Scott Warren, who was also arrested last week by the US Border Patrol and now faces felony “harboring” charges. Continue reading Eight humanitarian-aid workers face federal charges