Imagine giving birth to your baby in a hospital with a Border Patrol agent standing right next to you, waiting to deport you and your newborn. That’s exactly what happened to a mother of four at a local Tucson hospital a few years ago.
A group of activists and migrants in Arizona recently have been claiming that Border Patrol agents are staking out hospitals for undocumented immigrants. Border Patrol is denying that they regularly patrol the hospitals and maternity wards, but do admit that at times there are agents at the hospital because they need to bring in someone they have in custody. However, activists disagree with this statement, saying that they’ve seen agents there with no one in custody.
Miriam Aviles-Reyes went into labor after being detained for an alleged traffic violation. A Border Patrol agent remained by her side until she had the baby (because she didn’t have the proper papers), waiting to deport her and her newborn to Mexico – along with her husband and three other children.
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