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FOCUS: US Border Patrol Agents Conduct Military-Style Raid on Camp Delivering Medical Aid to Refugees Near US/Mexico Border

19.6.17

FOCUS: US Border Patrol Agents Conduct Military-Style Raid on Camp Delivering Medical Aid to Refugees Near US/Mexico Border: The camp, which is run by the Unitarian Universalist organization No More Deaths, stated that the raid was “an unprecedented show of force” and follows a pattern of increased surveillance of their humanitarian aid work since the beginning of the Trump administration.

The raid also violated a longstanding agreement between No More Deaths and US Border Patrol.

Under the Obama administration, Border Patrol made an agreement to treat the camp near Arivaca, Arizona, as a medical facility and to refrain from arresting immigrants receiving medical attention.

The agreement also stated that Border Patrol officers had to be trained in the Red Cross Code of Conduct and respect the independent mission of humanitarian organizations.

In a written statement, No More Deaths declared, “Obstruction of humanitarian aid is an egregious abuse by the law enforcement agency, a clear violation of international humanitarian law and a violation of the organization’s written agreement with the Tucson Sector Border Patrol.”


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