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Hoover: Magnus needs to work with experts & activists to make U.S. border policies more humane

Chris Magnus, Tucson's former chief of police and now Biden’s new CBP commissioner, should seek out civil society experts for help to make border policies humane. Humanitarian groups, academics, human rights groups, telecommunication companies, and local governments have much to offer. ... Read more»

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Border agents seeing large groups of migrants—mostly children—in Arizona

Since the beginning of September, Border Patrol agents have encountered more than 432 people traveling in large groups of people on the Tohono O'odham Nation southwest of Tucson. ... Read more»

DHS head: CBP facing 'unprecendented number' of migrants

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are facing an "unprecedented number" of migrants across the southwestern border, but that 27 percent of those intercepted had previously crossed the U.S.-Mexico border at least once in the past 12 months. ... Read more»

Border encounters surge, as migrants make repeated crossing attempts

The number of migrants stopped at Southern border for the month of June increased to the highest level in 20 years, but official say those border "encounters" are inflated because they don't represent the number of unique individuals trying to cross but the how many encounters Customs and Border Protection reported. ... Read more»

Migrant 'encounters' top 1 million in past year, but 1/3 are repeat crossers of U.S.-Mx border

Driven by multiple attempts to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, the overall number of "encounters" with migrants tracked by Customs and Border Protection has risen to more than 1.1 million this fiscal year, even as the number of individual people crossing has declined from 2019. ... Read more»

Migrant deaths in the desert at record levels as heat wave pounds West

The number of migrant deaths recorded in the Arizona desert so far this year is on pace to break the record set just last year - the remains of 127 migrants have been discovered in the first half of 2021- as migrants attempt the crossing in the face of a record-breaking heat wave. ... Read more»

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Hoover: Season of death returns for migrants in Arizona's remote deserts

The annual season of death is upon us, and it is off to a roaring start. Last year, migrant deaths in America's deserts approached a 20-year high, and Arizona is on track for setting a new record. — Rev. Robin Hoover... Read more»

Rapid migrant expulsions strain Mexican border community

This year Border Patrol agents have used a CDC public health order to rapidly expel thousands of migrants into Mexican border towns such as Sasabe, Sonora, which has little resources and infrastructure for migrants.... Read more»

Migrant deaths in Arizona deserts reach 7-year high

Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013, according to the group Humane Borders.... Read more»

More than 30 arrested as Border Patrol executes federal warrant at No More Deaths camp

In a sunset raid Friday, dozens of Border Patrol agents used a helicopter and armored personnel carrier as they raided a No More Deaths camp near Arivaca, Ariz., arresting more than three dozen people who were receiving medical care, food, water and shelter. ... Read more»

Border Patrol raids No More Deaths camp

Border Patrol agents have once again raided the No More Deaths camp, detaining at least person Thursday at the group's permanent desert aid camp south of Arivaca. The humanitarian aid group called the raid an "escalation" from the agency after the release of documents surrounding a similar raid more than three years ago.... Read more»

Update

Feds drop case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren

Prosecutors dropped the only remaining charge against Scott Warren, ending the misdemeanor case against the No More Deaths volunteer just months after the government's attempt to charge him with two felonies case collapsed in November. ... Read more»

Warren trial

Scott Warren found not guilty by jury in No More Deaths case

The second federal felony trial of Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer accused of harboring illegal immigrants in Arizona's western desert in 2018, continued Wednesday with closing arguments as both prosecutors and defense attorneys worked to convince the jury before they began their deliberations. ... Read more»

No More Deaths trial

Scott Warren tells jury he's part of neutral effort to 'alleviate suffering' in desert

Update: Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer accused of harboring illegal immigrants in Arizona's western desert, testified in his own defense Tuesday, telling a federal jury he was working to "alleviate suffering" during a "humanitarian crisis."... Read more»

Warren trial

Defense makes case for Scott Warren providing care to migrants; aid volunteer's 2nd trial continues

On the fourth day of Warren's re-trial, defense experts laid out the legal protocols and medical necessity of caring for migrants, while two No More Deaths volunteers described their work in Arizona's desert.... Read more»

Prosecution rests, defense begins in 3rd day of re-trial of Scott Warren

On the third day of trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren, prosecutors wrapped up with video depositions and an expert in cellphone data, and the defense team began laying out the case for humanitarian aid in the desert.... Read more»

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