August 17, 2021

“A Guatemalan man who was migrating due to extreme poverty attempted crossing into the U.S.
near McAllen, Texas. Border Patrol apprehended him, held him under a highway bridge for
several days, then told him they would arrange transport to his family members in the United
States. They flew him to Tucson, and when they took him off the flight, told him they would take
him to a place where he could sign papers for the transport to his family. Instead, they put him
on a bus to Nogales, where he was expelled. He did not know he was being expelled until
he reached the port of entry.”

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

Sector(s): Rio Grande Valley, Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Lying or Deliberate Misleading

Accountability Status: Unknown