Late May 2020

“Last week KBI received a Guatemalan child who had traveled north with the hope of attending school in the
US. Although CBP officials have repeatedly told KBI that Border Patrol agents are directed not to expel unaccompanied children, this 16-year-old was expelled to Nogales, Sonora. The Border Patrol agent that interviewed him took away his birth certificate, told him it was fake, and accused him of lying about his age, before expelling him to Nogales, Sonora.”

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

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Abuse of minor, Denial of Asylum, Inappropriate Deportation, Non-Return of Belongings

Accountability Status: Unknown