Dear friends of No More Deaths,
Because you have followed and supported No More Deaths, you already know the challenges that humanitarian-aid workers face in providing basic human needs like food and water to those who in desperation travel through our borderlands. We hear your voices, which encourage us to carry on because it is the right thing to do in spite of all our government does to discourage this work, including targeting our volunteers with a litany of criminal charges. Continue reading What is required to stand for human rights
Keep Tucson Together volunteers have assisted hundreds of Pima County residents to become citizens—four hundred in the last year alone. Others have kept their families together by attaining Lawful Permanent Residency. Our volunteers have assisted more than three thousand DACA applicants and provided legal-representation packets to hundreds of people around Arizona. The KTT project currently represents eighty people in Cancellation of Removal proceedings, sixty clients appealing their sentences, and another sixty people applying for asylum. Additionally, there are over 330 cases, once covered in the past, that are now at risk of being reopened. In Pima County the federal immigration courts are reopening cases closed under the Obama administration at the rate of fifteen per day. Continue reading Keep Tucson Together progress report
During the twelve-month period from October 2017 through September 2018, the Pima County Forensic Science Center—the morgue for most of southern Arizona—received the remains of 122 undocumented border crossers. Continue reading Migrant deaths and the right to provide humanitarian aid without fear of prosecution
Dear friends of No More Deaths,
US Army troops have been deployed to our southern border region to help stop the exodus of Central American asylum seekers from “invading” the United States! Soldiers have put up razor wire on walls in populated parts of the border, to “harden the points of entry.” Continue reading Is this the answer to a humanitarian crisis?
Robert Neustadt has released a new CD, Voluntary Return: Songs of Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees. All of the proceeds from album sales are going to No More Deaths and the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. Bob’s wry and passionate songs span the genres of folk, Americana, and blues. Continue reading “Voluntary Return: Songs of Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees”
As we close out the year, we honor the work done by hundreds of No More Deaths volunteers. Their efforts, made possible by your donations, reach many thousands of undocumented people. In the last year, volunteers: Continue reading Our work this year, by the numbers
Here is our year-end newsletter! Click to download.
As a new year approaches, we have prepared a raft of volunteer opportunities and are ready to receive your applications. Continue reading Volunteer with No More Deaths in 2019
The Abuse Documentation team is working hard on the third and final installment of the report series Disappeared: How US Border-Enforcement Agencies Are Fueling a Missing-Persons Crisis. Part 3 will deal with emergency nonresponse: the routine failure of the Border Patrol and other law-enforcement agencies to respond adequately to search-and-rescue requests in order to save the lives of people who have gone missing while crossing the US–Mexico border. Continue reading Final “Disappeared” report coming in 2019
What a wonderful event. On October 18, Luis Alberto Urrea, critically acclaimed author of The Devil’s Highway and sixteen other books, took the stage in Tucson to raise funds for No More Deaths. Tucson journalist Ernesto Portillo Jr. led the conversation with Luis about his writing process and his stories. And what a storyteller Luis is. He and Ernesto made us laugh while discussing the serious issue of immigrants traveling through the desert. Continue reading Fundraiser featuring Luis Alberto Urrea a big hit