Early October 2022

The Nogales-based Kino Border Initiative (KBI) related Border Patrol’s expulsion, without medical attention, of a migrant who needed a hospital visit upon his arrival in Mexico.

When Elvin [name changed to protect privacy] attempted to enter the US, the mafia attacked him and others in the group he was traveling with. They were all seriously beaten. Elvin then tried to turn himself in to BP [Border Patrol] and ask for help and medical attention. However, BP did not give him any medical attention and didn’t even record his information, but rather expelled him quickly and told him to go to Grupo Beta in Mexico, the humanitarian arm of Mexican immigration. Grupo Beta brought him to the hospital where he received the medical attention he was denied by BP.

— “Early October Update on Asylum, Border, and Deportations from KBI” (Nogales: Kino Border Initiative, October 13, 2022).

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Denial of Medical Care

Accountability Status: Unknown

Victim Classification: Single Adult