June 6, 2021

“While some migrants apprehended at night have reported being detained overnight and deported the
following morning, one woman who arrived at our center reported that after turning herself in to Border Patrol
in the desert, she was detained overnight then still released into Sonora the following night. By holding
the woman overnight in a congregate setting and then expelling her over 24 hours later, Border Patrol makes
it clear that nighttime expulsions are not, as they have claimed, for the purpose of avoiding the spread of
COVID through prolonged detention in CBP custody.”

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

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Dangerous Deportation

Accountability Status: No steps taken