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UUSC Condemns Border Patrol Raid on No More Deaths Camp in Arizona
Associate Director of Strategic Communications
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
CAMBRIDGE, MA (October 6, 2020)—In response to the recent raid of the No More Deaths Camp in Arivaca, Arizona, which saw the arrest and detainment of 19 people, 12 of whom are undocumented migrants, UUSC CEO and President Rev. Mary Katherine Morn has released the following statement:
We’re deeply dismayed to learn of the October 5 raid on the No More Deaths Camp. Just a few short weeks away from a divisive presidential election, the arrest and detainment of 19 people at this camp should be called what it is: political posturing. This calculated and strategic move by the Trump administration appears opportunistic and reinforces a deeply flawed and fictitious narrative that migrants are “invading” this nation. Our immigration and asylum systems should be designed to protect the human right to migrate and seek freedom.
UUSC proudly supports No More Deaths, as we have for several years, and we commit to following their bold leadership in the face of bullying and manipulative scare tactics. We ask all people of faith and all people of conscience to join us in condemning Customs and Border Patrol for their callous treatment of the 12 migrants who were detained and the seven volunteers who were harassed and kept from exercising their right to provide compassion and care.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates.