August 14, 2021

“A woman from Guatemala who was migrating with her younger sister was expelled to Nogales
last week after Border Patrol apprehended the sisters in the desert. Because the younger sister
was a minor and her older sister was not her legal guardian, the sisters were separated when
they were apprehended. The younger sister was kept in the custody of the Office of Refugee
Resettlement, and the older sister was expelled to Nogales. Border Patrol gave her no
information whatsoever about what they had done with her younger sister, and she had
no idea how to locate her. She was one of three women who came through KBI recently in the
same situation.”

Source: Kino Border Initiative, “August 19 Update From KBI”, August 2021. <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lw3sTn0rVUN0YEpJquEhaJKRdplKFeV3/view?usp=sharing>

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Family Separation

Accountability Status: Unknown