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As temperatures soar, Border Patrol gives agents 'heat-stress kits'

As temperatures soar in the desert this summer, Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona will carry "heat-stress kits" containing tools to help migrants suffering from heat-related illnesses. ... Read more»

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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»

BP backs off 'visible surveillance' at No More Deaths aid site

Border Patrol agents have stopped "visible surveillance" at No More Death's humanitarian aid station south of Tucson, days after agents surrounded the camp and told volunteers the agency was seeking a warrant to raid the property, the group said. ... Read more»

Agentes fronterizos a caballo rodean el campo No Más Muertes justo antes de Navidad

Justo antes de Navidad, agentes con la Patrulla Fronteriza rodearona la estación de ayuda humanitaria de No Más Muertes y dijeron que estaban buscando una orden judicial para una redada, dicen los trabajadores humanitario. ... Read more»

Border agents on horseback surround No More Deaths camp just before Christmas

Just before Christmas Eve, Border Patrol agents on horseback surrounded No More Death's humanitarian aid station south of Tucson and told volunteers they were pursuing a warrant to raid the camp, the group said. ... 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»

Border Patrol again raids Arizona border humanitarian camp, arrests 19

Border Patrol agents arrested 19 people at a No More Deaths camp near Arivaca, Ariz., on Monday evening as they served a search warrant on the humanitarian aid base, officials said.... 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»

Hundreds join 'COVID safe' protest caravan outside Eloy immigration detention center

More than 100 cars and trucks circled for hours Friday, carrying honking and cheering protesters, outside of a private immigration detention center in Eloy, demanding that ICE release hundreds of migrants before they contract COVID-19. ... 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»

Judge reverses convictions of 4 No More Deaths volunteers

A federal judge reversed the convictions of four members of No More Deaths, finding that they successfully established they were exercising "sincere religious beliefs" when they placed water and food for migrants in an Arizona wildlife refuge in 2017.... Read more»2

The most important border stories of 2019

For much of 2019, the borderlands endured the fallout from decisions made years earlier, as the Trump administration pursued the Migrant Protection Protocols, attempted—and failed—to prosecute a humanitarian volunteer for harboring two men in the country illegally, and continued to pursue the president's quixotic promise to build a wall along the southwestern border. ... Read more»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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