Late December, 2022

Reporting on January 5, 2023, the Nogales-based Kino Border Initiative (KBI) stated, “Kino continues to receive many reports of abuse by Border Patrol and ICE. Over the past 3 weeks, Kino received 10 reports of night-time expulsions between 12 and 5 am.”

Over the past 3 weeks, 5 people reported having to sleep on the street due to being deported between 1 and 4 am.

Uriel [name changed to protect privacy] was deported at 1 am and slept on the street outside the Mexican Immigration Institute in the cold until Grupos Beta (the humanitarian arm of Mexican immigration) could help him in the morning.

— “January 5th Update from KBI” (Nogales: Kino Border Initiative, January 5, 2023).

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Dangerous Deportation

Accountability Status: Unknown

Victim Classification: Single Adult