November 4, 2020

November 4, 2020

“A Guatemalan man entered the United States and was detained. He was  first detained by a State Trooper, who then called in the Border Patrol. The agents  took him to a Border Patrol station. He expressed fear to the agents about returning  to Mexico. The agents’ supervisor then said they will decide if they were going to  send the Guatemalan man to Guatemala or Nogales. Later, he was taken to the  border with a group of other immigrants by the Border Patrol. Everyone was asked  to walk across the border to Mexico. He asked the agents why he was being sent to  Mexico when he was Guatemalan. An agent hit him with a baton on the knee and  threatened to hit him on the head. He was in a lot of pain and his knee became  swollen. After that, some other agents came and told him to seek out the  Guatemalan Consulate in Nogales and ask about his rights in Mexico. He walked to a  park in Nogales, Sonora and slept in a park”

Source: Kino Border Initiative (KBI) and NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Due Process Denied, November 2020.

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Use of Force

Accountability Status: Complaint filed with OPR