June 5, 2021

“A Guatemalan man fled to the U.S. after receiving death threats from extortionists because the medical care
for his sick mother left him without enough money to pay them. While attempting to cross into the U.S., he
called 911 repeatedly for help after spending 10 days in the desert and being abandoned by his group
because of his extremely blistered feet. When nobody came for him, he made it to the highway around
midnight and encountered a Border Patrol agent, who made him sleep in the bed of the patrol truck overnight
in the cold.”

Source: Kino Border Initiative, “June 10 Update From KBI”, June 2021.

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Conditions in Custody

Accountability Status: No steps taken