Border Patrol arrests 4 Mexicans at humanitarian-aid group's Arivaca camp


Border Patrol agents served a warrant and arrested four people at a No More Deaths camp in Arivaca, Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday night. The four are Mexican nationals arrested for immigration violations, the agency said.

A No More Deaths spokeswoman said the four were patients receiving medical care.

The group, also known as No Mas Muertes, provides what it calls humanitarian aid to people who cross the border illegally, with a mission of preventing deaths and suffering in the desert. Arivaca is about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

The National Weather Service says the area saw triple-digit heat on Thursday. The day’s high temperature in Nogales, on the border about 55 miles from Arivaca, was 103.

The arrests appear to be a major change in practice for immigration enforcement at the camp, which opened in 2004 on private property.

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