Reporting on April 27th, 2023, the Nogales-based Kino Border Initiative (KBI) stated, “Over the past 2 weeks, KBI received reports that BP expelled 21 asylum seekers at night, at 8 pm or later, including as late as 2 am. Thirteen people reported they had to sleep outside on the street because they were deported too late to find a shelter.”
Among cases cited:
– BP expelled Yadir [name changed to protect privacy] to Nogales at 9 pm along with about 40 others. They all had to sleep outside in the plaza.
– BP expelled Osman [name changed to protect privacy] to Nogales at 9:30 pm. He had to sleep on the street and he was very cold because BP had thrown away all of his clothing, leaving him with only what he had on his back.
– BP expelled German [name changed to protect privacy] to Nogales at 9 pm. Mexican Immigration agents told him he could sleep on the sidewalk outside the Mexican immigration office.
— “April 27 update from KBI” (Nogales: Kino Border Initiative, April 27, 2023).