June 19, 2021

“A woman fleeing with her children from domestic violence reported that Border Patrol agents laughed at one
of her daughters when she told them she was crying because of the abuse she’d suffered. Once the family
was taken to a Border Patrol station, another agent reportedly yelled at the mother after she had expressed
that she could not return to her country for fear of further violence, saying “look, you’re here as a migrant.
You didn’t have a reason for crossing into this country. You’re going back to your country as you arrived, or
worse.”

Source: Kino Border Initiative, “June 24 Update From KBI”, June 2021.

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Abuse of minor, Abusive Language, Denial of Asylum

Accountability Status: No steps taken