Tag: Tucson

March 26, 2021

March 31, 2021

Border Patrol has begun dropping off groups of migrant family units at small Arizona towns in the Sonoran desert without resources to receive them. A total of 54 migrants have been dropped off in Ajo, and dozens more in Gila Bend. 

Tags: Border Patrol, Tucson

March 5, 2021

March 9, 2021

More than two dozen CBP officers in full riot gear blocked several northbound vehicle lanes at the port of entry in downtown Nogales. The officers were conducting a routine training exercise, but failed to notify anyone that they were doing so. 

Tags: CBP, Nogales, Tucson

March 1, 2021

March 9, 2021

A broad coalition of environmental groups, civil rights activists, and Native American tribes released a report calling for the Biden administration to remove 59 miles of border wall in sensitive areas such as wildlife corridors, areas of natural beauty, and sites with tribal significance. 

Tags: Environment, Indigenous Communities, Tucson

February 25, 2021

February 26, 2021

The Biden administration has asked contractors to submit bids for maintenance on “tactical infrastructure” in the Tucson sector, which includes concertina wire in Nogales put up during the Trump administration.

Tags: Tucson

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

August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020
Photo source: Tweet from No More Deaths @NoMoreDeaths

Caption: “Border Patrol and BORTAC arrested people receiving care and ransacked the humanitarian aid station, ripping apart tents and destroying medical supplies. This morning during clean up, volunteers also saw that agents had disconnected the power to the well, the only water source on the property of the remote desert camp.”

Tags: Border Patrol, Humanitarian aid, Organizational Culture, Tucson