April 29, 2021

“A Guatemalan father who had been expelled from the US four months ago was selling food in the street with
his family one day when an armed man arrived and killed him in front of his wife and seven-year-old
daughter. His wife and daughter fled their hometown to seek protection in the US and crossed between
ports of entry to assert their asylum claim. The woman carried her husband’s death certificate and showed it
to Border Patrol agents, who accused them of purchasing the document at a pharmacy and refused to hear
their fear claim.”

Source: Kino Border Initiative, “April 29 Update From KBI”, April 2021. <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lw3sTn0rVUN0YEpJquEhaJKRdplKFeV3/view?usp=sharing>

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Dangerous Deportation, Denial of Asylum

Accountability Status: Unknown