October 29, 2020

“A middle-aged Salvadoran woman who left San Salvador in August is one of over a dozen migrants who
arrived in Nogales in the last two weeks and reported multiple abuses during their journey. In Mexico, she
suffered poor conditions in detention, where detainees slept 15 to a room on the floor, and were not provided
toilet paper, soap, toothpaste or any personal protective equipment, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although she attempted to request international protection with US Border Patrol agents twice, both times
agents refused to hear her fear claim or connect her to an official who could provide the appropriate fear
assessment.”

Source: Kino Border Initiative, “October 29 Update From KBI”, October 2020.

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Denial of Asylum

Accountability Status: No steps taken