Thursday, December 8, 2011

AZMEX I3 7-12-11

AZMEX I3 7 DEC 2011

Note: from someone on the ground:
Contrary to reports that the "numbers are down", Illegal Aliens are
still pouring into Arizona in large numbers and Interstate 8 & 10
are still the destinations..... and the Tohono O'odham Indian
Reservation is still the "pipeline" north. DHS and the HIDTA task
force no longer report sightings/apprehensions of large groups of
IAs .... only drugs busts.... in a concerted effort to report that
the "numbers are down". This phenomena is called "Under-reporting of
Crime" and it goes back to the Border Patrol policy of .. "If we
don't see them.... they don't exist".

This large group of IAs from various countries ...."most likely were
headed to other states where they had relatives, including Florida,
Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey".... coming for all those jobs
which are no longer available because of the poor economy.

Border Patrol agent kills border-crosser in confrontation
by Daniel González - Dec. 7, 2011 03:47 PM
The Arizona Republic

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man Tuesday night near Sells
on the Tohono O'odham Nation in southern Arizona, Border Patrol
officials said Wednesday.

In a statement, Border Patrol officials said the man who was killed
was assaulting another agent when he was shot.

The statement said the man's citizenship has not yet been determined.
Guatemalan officials, however, said the man was from Guatemala.

Julia Guzman, the consul general of Guatemala in Phoenix, said the
man who was killed was 28 years old and from the town of Rio Hondo,
Zacapa, Guatemala.

Guzman said she was briefed on the shooting by U.S.-based authorities
but declined to name the source.

She said that according to the briefing, Border Patrol agents
assigned to the Casa Grande station encountered a large group of
illegal immigrants at approximately 8 p.m. After the agents made
contact with the group, one of the illegal immigrants became
combative and attacked one of the agents, she said, reading from the

An agent fired a single round from his Border Patrol-issued handgun,
hitting the man the chest, she said. Efforts to resuscitate the man
were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene at about
8:45 p.m., she said.

Several other subjects at the scene were taken into custody, Guzman

Guzman said she interviewed seven Guatemalan migrants who were part
of the group. The group included migrants from other countries, she

She said the Guatemalan migrants apprehended by the Border Patrol
told her they did not see what led to the shooting. "They didn't
see (anything) because they ran away," Guzman said. The seven
Guatemalans included two minors, one girl and one boy, she said.

She said the migrants most likely were headed to other states where
they had relatives, including Florida, Maryland, Virginia and New

In the statement, the Border Patrol officials said the agency
"regrets the loss of life" and will fully cooperate with the
investigation. The investigation is being led by the Tohono O'Oodham
Police Department and the FBI, the statement said.

The Border Patrol is not releasing any further details about the
shooting at this time, said Colleen Agle, a spokeswoman for the
Border Patrol's Tucson sector.

Read more:

Note: and then we have this; much of the "lost" belonging are
scattered across Arizona's landscape.

Denounce systematic abuses against Border Patrol 'countrymen'
By: Cruz Loera | 07-Dec-2011 11:18

Retention of property has increased 400% in three years. The Center
for Human Rights of Migrants and the American Civil Liberties Union
of New Mexico exemplify the serious situation with an exemplary case
of abuse by Border Patrol against a compatriot who intended to return
to Mexico to meet his family.

Nicholas is a man of 57 years of age, had a few years living and
working honestly in the United States where he emigrated in search of
better opportunities for himself and his family. This year we decided
to return to Mexico to meet his family, being stopped at the bus
station "The Paisano" in the city of El Paso, Texas, specifically in
the bus from the city to the bus station of Juarez.

Although Mr. Nicholas were exposed to the Border Patrol officers to
let him go his way back to Mexico, they ordered him off the bus and
deported him, retaining the four boxes and a suitcase he had with him
where he kept clothing and work tools. Two days later retrieved the
box with support from the Human Rights of Migrants, AC (CHRM) and
Humane Repatriation Program, while the case did not appear and no one
was responsible for the loss.

Like Nicholas, there are many people to be intercepted by immigration
authorities in the United States, are left without the things you
carry with you at the time of the arrest, said Lizeth Martinez,
coordinator of the Center for Legal Rights of Migrants, AC

The migrants are being deported without official identifications that
allow them to obtain stable employment, or no money in pesos that
allows them to cover some expenses for his return. This, without
neglecting failing to prove their identity at checkpoints encountered
during the journey to their home, they generate anxiety and exposes
them to greater risks.

The Survey of Migration in the Northern Border applied by the COLEF,
reveals that the retention of the property increased by 400% from
2007 to 2010, from 6.650 to 34.820 people affected by this measure.
Over the past four months, the CHRM has managed the restitution of
property in favor of 37 people deported across the border in Juarez.

The deadline to request delivery of their goods and documents is 30
days and can be done through the protection area of ​​the Mexican
Consulate, or in person, depending on the place of detention.

Unfortunately, if the person does not know that provision and make
the process a day later, will have lost all their belongings. It is
common that some people do not have the necessary information and 30
days elapse while in detention in a detention center or prison,
depending on your admission or readmission to the United States

Finally, it is important to note that another of practice Border
Patrol, which actually takes shape in the case of Mr. Nicholas, is
getting on buses and trains to demand the documents of the passengers.

A coalition of organizations in New York recently issued a report
stating that from 2006 to 2009 was 2.743 arrests at transport
services of that state, which shows the impact of this type of
transaction that may be even more aggressive on the southern border
United States by the proximity to Mexico.

The Border Patrol agents in the United States should not be in bus
stations asking for documents to people who are traveling within the
country, much less asking those who are coming out of it and
returning to Mexico, said Vicki B.
Gaubeca, director of the Regional Border Rights of the ACLU of New

The coalition report released by the New York indicates that the
agents have discriminated against people that look Hispanic when
asked by the citizens of the passengers. It is suspected that this
behavior by agents occurs universally and so that important to leave
this practice because it contradicts the civil rights and the ability
to travel freely to people in the United States, even those who are
citizens of the country .

Moreover, he adds, the Border Patrol Gaubeca is required to return
the belongings of people who have been deported. Failure to do so
contradicts American values ​​of fairness and due process ended.

Denuncian abusos sistemáticos de la Patrulla Fronteriza contra
Por: Cruz Loera | 07-Dic-2011 11:18

La retención de pertenencias se ha incrementado 400% en tres años.
El Centro de Derechos Humanos del Migrante y la American Civil
Liberties Union of New Mexico ejemplifican la grave situación con un
caso ejemplar de abuso cometido por la Patrulla Fronteriza contra un
paisano que pretendía volver a México para encontrarse con su familia.

Nicolás es un hombre de 57 años de edad, tenía algunos años
viviendo y trabajando honradamente en los Estados Unidos a donde
emigró en busca de mejores oportunidades para él y su familia. Este
año tomó la decisión de regresar a México para reunirse con su
familia, siendo interceptado en la central de autobuses "Los
Paisanos" en la ciudad de El Paso, Texas, específicamente, en el
autobús que sale de esa ciudad a la central camionera de Juárez.

A pesar de que el señor Nicolás les expuso a los oficiales de la
Patrulla Fronteriza que lo dejaran seguir su camino para regresar a
México, ellos le ordenaron bajar del autobús y lo deportaron,
reteniéndole las cuatro cajas y una maleta que llevaba consigo donde
había guardado su ropa y las herramientas de trabajo. Dos días
después recuperó las cajas con apoyo del Centro de Derechos Humanos
del Migrante, A.C. (CDHM) y del Programa de Repatriación Humana,
mientras que la maleta no apareció y nadie se responsabilizó de la

Al igual que Nicolás, existen muchas personas que al ser
interceptadas por las autoridades migratorias en los Estados Unidos,
se quedan sin las pertenencias que llevan consigo al momento de la
detención, comentó Lizeth Martínez, coordinadora Jurídica del
Centro de Derechos Humanos del Migrante, A.C.

Las y los migrantes están siendo deportados sin las identificaciones
oficiales que les permiten obtener un empleo estable, o bien, sin el
dinero en pesos mexicanos que les permita sufragar algunos gastos
durante su retorno. Lo anterior, sin dejar de lado que el no poder
acreditar su identidad en los retenes que encontrarán durante el
trayecto a su lugar de origen, les genera ansiedad y los expone a
mayores riesgos.

La Encuesta de Migración en la Frontera Norte aplicada por el COLEF,
revela que la retención de las pertenencias se incrementó en 400% de
2007 a 2010, pasando de 6,650 a 34,820 personas afectadas con esta
medida. Durante los últimos cuatro meses, el CDHM ha gestionado la
restitución de pertenencias a favor de 37 personas deportadas por la
frontera de Juárez.

El plazo límite para solicitar la entrega de sus bienes y documentos
es de 30 días y se puede realizar a través del área de protección
del Consulado Mexicano, o bien, personalmente, dependiendo del lugar
de la detención.

Lamentablemente, si la persona desconoce dicha disposición y realiza
el trámite un solo día después, habrá perdido todas sus
pertenencias. Es común que algunas personas no tengan la información
necesaria y los 30 días transcurran mientras se encuentran detenidas
en algún centro de detención o prisión, en función de su ingreso o
reingreso indocumentado a los Estados Unidos.

Finalmente es importante destacar que otra práctica recurrente de la
Patrulla Fronteriza, que de hecho se concreta en el caso del señor
Nicolás, es subirse a los autobuses y trenes para exigir los
documentos de los pasajeros.

Una coalición de organizaciones en Nueva York acaba de emitir un
reporte que señala que de 2006 a 2009 hubo 2,743 detenciones en
servicios de transporte del citado estado, lo que evidencia el
impacto de este tipo de operativos que pueden ser aún más agresivos
en la frontera sur de los Estados Unidos por la cercanía con México.

Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza en los Estados Unidos no
deberían de estar en las centrales de autobús preguntando por
documentos a las personas que están viajando dentro del país y mucho
menos preguntando a quienes están saliendo del mismo y regresando a
México, comenta Vicki B.
Gaubeca, directora del Centro Regional de Derechos en la Frontera de
la ACLU de Nuevo México.

El reporte publicado por la coalición neoyorquina indica que los
agentes han discriminado en contra de las personas que tienen aspecto
latino cuando preguntaban por la ciudadanía de los pasajeros. Se
sospecha que este comportamiento por parte de los agentes ocurre de
manera universal y por eso ese importante el dejar esta práctica ya
que contradice los derechos civiles y la habilidad de viajar
libremente de las personas en los Estados Unidos, incluso aquellos
que son ciudadanos del país.

Además —añade Gaubeca— la Patrulla Fronteriza tiene la
obligación de regresar las pertenencias de las personas que han sido
deportadas. El no hacerlo contradice los valores norteamericanos de
justicia y debido proceso, finalizó.

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