Tag: Migrant Deaths

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

Federal charges have been filed against Antonio Hurtado, the captain of a boat that ran aground near San Diego and killed three migrants. 

Tags: Migrant Deaths, San Diego

March 4, 2021

March 9, 2021

The thirteen migrants that were killed in a traffic collision near Holtville, California when a semi truck crashed into a vehicle carrying 25 migrants formed part of a larger group of 44 that had entered the United States through a hole in the border wall in the El Centro sector. The same day, a Chevrolet Suburban carrying the other 19 burst into flames and all passengers were taken into custody by Border Patrol. 

Tags: Border Patrol, El Centro, Migrant Deaths

February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

No More Deaths and Coalición de Derechos Humanos, two Arizona-based humanitarian groups, released an extensive report condemning Border Patrol for its emergency response efforts on the border. The report details negligence, hostility, and outright discrimination on the part of Border Patrol over the past 20 years and recommends the end of the agency’s predominant role in search and rescue.

Tags: Border Patrol, Migrant Deaths, Organizational Culture, Search and Rescue, Tucson

January 5, 2021

January 29, 2021

President Trump signed the bipartisan Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act into law. This act will provide state and local governments and humanitarian organizations with more assistance and resources to find, recover, and identify bodies of migrants who have died trying to enter the US. 

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Migrant Deaths, U.S. Policy

December 23, 2020

January 29, 2021

2020 was the deadliest year on record for migrants crossing into Arizona, with 225 remains of migrants found so far according to Humane Borders and the Pima County Medical Examiner. This is likely due to a combination of border wall construction forcing migrants to take remote routes, increased CBP hostility to humanitarian groups, and soaring temperatures.

Tags: Human Rights, Migrant Deaths, Migration

October 14, 2020

October 21, 2020
  • With migrant deaths approaching levels not seen in years, humanitarian aid volunteers in southern Arizona say that the U.S. Border Patrol is using Covid-19 as a pretext to quietly dump large numbers of immigrants in Sasabe, one of the most remote and potentially dangerous communities in the Sonoran Desert, overwhelming the town’s limited immigration resources and placing individuals at significant risk of being targeted by organized criminal groups.

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Human Rights, Migrant Deaths, Migration, Public Health, U.S. Policy

June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020
  • CBP warns of the summer heat for migrants crossing the border after Rio Grande City agents discover human remains in an area known for human and narcotics smuggling. Agents in Brooks County also responded to a 911 call for two lost men, both Mexican nationals, that CBP transported to emergency medical services.

Tags: Migrant Deaths, Migration, Rio Grande Valley