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New charges filed against No More Deaths volunteer

NMD volunteer Scott Daniel Warren, 35, now faces up to 10 years in prison, or more, after a grand jury indicted him on two counts for harboring illegal aliens and one count of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens. ... Read more»

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Court proceedings continue after arrests of No More Deaths volunteers

Members of No More Deaths have faced 36 misdemeanor cases in the past 15 years brought by federal authorities. They have not lost a single one. But a recent round of arrests has put nine volunteers in limbo at a time when the relationship between the humanitarian group and Border Patrol is perhaps more tense than ever. ... Read more»

9 No More Deaths volunteers face charges for leaving water, supplies on wildlife refuge

Nine members of No More Deaths face federal misdemeanor charges for entering a wildlife refuge in Southern Arizona and leaving food and water in the remote desert. ... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteer arrested, charged with harboring immigrants

A member of No More Deaths faces a felony charge after he was arrested by Border Patrol agents, just hours after the Tucson humanitarian group released videos showing agents destroying water and food left for those crossing Arizona's deserts. ... Read more»1

Border Patrol raids No More Deaths camp, arrest migrants seeking medical care

Border Patrol agents raided a No More Deaths camp in the desert south of Arivaca on Thursday and arrested four Mexican men suspected of entering the country without authorization, violating a tenuous agreement between the agency and the humanitarian aid group. ... Read more»

Advocates: Border Patrol chases contribute to desert deaths

Two human rights groups say that by chasing border crossers into remote areas, BP agents contribute to the number of people who die or disappear in the desert each year. In nearly 41 percent of missing-persons cases documented by No More Deaths and Derechos Humanos, someone was injured or killed during a BP chase.... Read more»

Judge unseals photos, docs of immigration detention centers

A federal judge in Tucson unsealed hundreds of pages of documents and photos this week as part of a class-action lawsuit over the treatment of detainees held by Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector.... Read more»

Arivaca humanitarian aid camp under Border Patrol surveillance

For the last 48 hours, Border Patrol agents have stationed themselves around the No More Deaths camp in the desert south of Arivaca, violating an agreement between the humanitarian aid group and the agency. ... Read more»1

Class-action suit claims Border Patrol violates immigrants' civil rights

During a six-month period in 2013, people detained by the Border Patrol near Tucson were regularly held more than 24 hours in temporary facilities, breaking the agency's own policies and subjecting immigrants to freezing, overcrowded cells without access to food, water, medical care and legal council, according to a new federal class-action lawsuit. ... Read more»

Activists continue protests against BP checkpoint

Vowing to stage a "sit-in" to highlight their frustration with a Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road, more than 100 protesters surged toward the site Wednesday, and were turned away by a waiting phalanx of nearly two dozen Border Patrol agents. After a few tense moments, including a shoving match with agents, the protest ended peacefully and no one was arrested.... Read more»4

Report: Migrants often deported without cash, IDs or belongings

The activist group No More Deaths says that detained migrants lose their possessions as they are shuffled from agency to agency. Routinely, officials failed to return money or belongings, cash was returned in checks or debit cards impossible to use outside of the United States, or agents kept the money, a study says.... Read more»

A year later, Arivaca checkpoint remains

Group of Arivaca residents hold 24-hour vigil and observation to mark a year of protests against a Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road, east of I-19.... Read more»8

Southside Presbyterian set to offer sanctuary to Mexican woman

Updated: Unless her deportation order is delayed or canceled by immigration officials by Friday, a Tucson resident will take sanctuary at Southside Presbyterian Church. Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto is a Mexican national who has lived in the United States since 1999. She would be the second person the church has offered refuge this year.... Read more»1

Immigrant given sanctuary in Tucson church granted stay by feds

After nearly a month in sanctuary at a South Side Tucson church, Daniel Neyoy Ruiz was granted a stay in his deportation case Monday. Neyoy Ruiz, his wife Karla, and their 13-year old son have been living at Southside Presbyterian Church since May 13, when a removal order issued by Immigration and Custom Enforcement went into effect.... Read more»3

Tucson activists: Immigration reform a 'jobs bill for the military'

Even as some advocates in Washington D.C. celebrated the U.S. Senate's passage of an immigration reform bill, the inclusion of new security requirements has prompted activists in the borderlands to protest the bill's passage. About 50 protestors gathered Thursday, calling it a "jobs bill for the military" and a "slap in the face" that will lead to an increase in civil rights abuses and more deaths along the border.... Read more»1

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Marchers call for justice in teen's cross-border shooting death

Six months after the shooting of Mexican teenager José Antonio Elena Rodriguez by U.S. border agents, his family and community activists in Arizona are frustrated and fear that the investigation into his death is at a standstill. ... Read more»

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