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Guatemalan Migrant: Tohono Couple Demanded $1K a Night Ransom

2 years ago by Ray Stern
Leland Hendricks told police the migrant had only been at his home for one night, but he admitted hitting the man and taking his cellphone.
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Ninth Circuit Overturns Dan Millis' Conviction for "Littering" on BANWR

11 years ago by Stephen Lemons
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed the 2008 conviction of No More Deaths activist Dan Millis for placing gallon jugs of drinking water on the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona.Millis was cited for "littering" in February of 2008 by U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers after he...
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Grinding Justice: Operation Streamline Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work

11 years ago by Stephen Lemons
In the border town of Nogales, Sonora, where buses drop off the newly deported every few hours on the American side, almost everyone seems to have been through Operation Streamline, a U.S. Border Patrol program that aims to hit all migrants entering the United States illegally with a criminal conviction...
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Blood's Thicker Than Water: As Thousands Die in the Arizona Desert as a Result of U.S. Border Policy, an Army of Activists Intervenes

11 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Gene Lefebvre remembers the day in late August 2008 when 20 to 25 Border Patrol agents, half of them on horseback, raided the Arivaca, Arizona campsite of No More Deaths, a group dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to migrants in the desert. "They said they had tracked 10 migrants into...
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Begging Your Pardon

20 years ago by Paul Rubin
Michael Hester awoke January 21 inside an Arizona state prison, where he's been for the past eight years. The 54-year-old Vietnam veteran is doing time -- lots of time-- for selling about $50 worth of crack cocaine to an undercover cop. Talk inside the prison at Florence that morning concerned...

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