Late May 2020

“A Guatemalan woman who arrived at the KBI migrant aid center this week shared that after losing her job
during the pandemic, and with no economic recovery in sight in her town, she migrated north to find a way to
support her family. She crossed the border with a group, including several minors, and was apprehended
after walking about 25 hours in the desert. The Border Patrol agents who apprehended them threatened that
if the group tried to run, he would release his dogs to chase them, and if they were bitten or injured as a
result, it was their fault.”

Source: Kino Border Initiative, “May 27 Update From KBI”, May 2020.

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Abusive Language, Use of Force

Accountability Status: No steps taken