After Trump’s immigration crackdown, a desert clinic tries to save lives without breaking the law

After Trump’s immigration crackdown, a desert clinic tries to save lives without breaking the law

Eric Boodman, Stat, July 6, 2017

When the man walked in with fang marks on his leg, the volunteers knew the protocol: In the case of a rattlesnake bite, you call 911. But like all of the patients who end up here, his very presence in this desert clinic meant he had broken American law. Continue reading After Trump’s immigration crackdown, a desert clinic tries to save lives without breaking the law

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Arizona aid group questions Border Patrol surveillance following a raid on its camp

Arizona aid group questions Border Patrol surveillance following a raid on its camp

Ryan Devereux, The Intercept, June 17, 2017

A three-day showdown in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert between Border Patrol agents and a humanitarian group, which culminated in a raid and the arrests of four undocumented immigrants, has aid workers raising questions about government surveillance and operational practices. The arrests took place Thursday evening at a camp run by the group No More Deaths, also known as No Más Muertes, which is located on private property near the unincorporated community of Arivaca, roughly 11 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The humanitarian group said approximately 30 well-armed Border Patrol agents descended upon the location looking for “bodies” in a coordinated and alarmingly militarized operation, leaving with the four men in tow. Continue reading Arizona aid group questions Border Patrol surveillance following a raid on its camp

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“Shameful” raid on aid camp at US-Mexico border puts lives at risk, volunteers say

“Shameful” raid on aid camp at US-Mexico border puts lives at risk, volunteers say

Tom Dart, The Guardian, June 16, 2017

Border Patrol officers have raided a humanitarian aid camp set up to give shelter and water to migrants crossing the scorching Arizona desert, in an operation that activists said puts lives at risk. Continue reading “Shameful” raid on aid camp at US-Mexico border puts lives at risk, volunteers say

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Border Patrol raids humanitarian-aid camp in targeted attack

Contact: Alicia Dinsmore
520-240-1641, email, Twitter @NoMoreDeaths

Thursday, June 15, 6:00 p.m., Arivaca, AZ—In temperatures surging over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the US Border Patrol raided the medical-aid camp of humanitarian organization No More Deaths and detained four individuals receiving medical care. Obstruction of humanitarian aid is an egregious abuse by the law-enforcement agency, a clear violation of international humanitarian law, and a violation of the organization’s agreement with the Tucson Sector Border Patrol. Continue reading Border Patrol raids humanitarian-aid camp in targeted attack

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