February 26, 2021

“Last weekend the Florence Project was alerted to a pregnant woman at a local hospital who was in Border
Patrol custody. Fearing she would be removed without due process and concerned about the vulnerability of
pregnant women at the border, the Florence Project requested she be released to the community rather than
sent to Mexico. Border Patrol never responded. Two days later the woman reached out from Nogales,
Sonora seeking aid.”

Source: Kino Border Initiative, “March 4 Update From KBI”, March 2021.

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Denial of Medical Care

Accountability Status: No steps taken