September 28, 2023

On September 28, the Nogales-based Kino Border Initiative (KBI), recounted the case of a deaf man who had been recently kidnapped and was denied access to asylum upon reaching the port of entry.

“After turning himself into BP, the agents made no attempt to communicate with him in a way he could understand and they returned him to Mexico.”

Kino Border Initiative. 2022. “Congressional Year End Report 2023.” Https://Www.Kinoborderinitiative.Org/Annual-Report/. Kino Border Initiative.

Sector(s): Border Patrol

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Conditions in Custody, Conditions of Arrest or Apprehension, Denial of Access to Asylum, Denial of Protection to Most Vulnerable

Accountability Status: Unknown

Victim Classification: Disability