Late September, 2020

The Kino Border Initiative reported:

In the past two weeks, KBI documented 5 separate incidents of migrants CBP expelled to downtown Nogales, Sonora between 11PM and 1:30AM. In at least 3 of these incidents, those who were expelled were forced to sleep outside because no hospitality resources were available at that hour. In 4 of those cases, migrants did not receive any documentation to enter Mexico since Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) was not open. In one case, a man who INM received requested officials allow him to stay at the office for the night and INM officials refused. He then slept on a bench in downtown Nogales, where he was robbed.

— “October 1 Update From KBI” (Nogales: Kino Border Initiative, October 1, 2020).

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): CBP

Event Type(s): Dangerous Deportation

Accountability Status: Shared with Congressional Oversight Committees, Unknown

Victim Classification: Single Adult