October 5, 2020

In early October, for the second time in less than three months, Border Patrol agents raided a No More Deaths humanitarian aid camp about 11 miles north of the Arizona-Mexico border. After being detained with her fellow volunteers, Paige Corich-Kleim watched as agents descended into the camp with military-style vehicles and weapons to terrorize and eventually detain 12 migrants seeking food, water, and medical aid at the camp. Despite past victories in court establishing that humanitarian aid is not a crime and that No More Deaths should be able to operate freely without Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intimidation, its camps and the people seeking lifesaving assistance there continue to be threatened.

Source: The Nation, “The Border Patrol Is Cracking Down on Humanitarian Aid” <https://www.thenation.com/article/society/no-more-deaths-arizona/>.

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Denial of Food or Water, Denial of Medical Care, Use of Force

Accountability Status: No further action