Our Office/Nuestra Oficina

225 E. 26th St., South Tucson, AZ
(520) 770-1373

Mon-Thur: 1pm-5pm

Lunes-Juev: 1pm-5pm

To report a missing migrant call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week at (520) 770-1373 ext 2

Para reportar a un migrante desaparecido llámenos 24 horas al día/7 días a la semana al (520) 770-1373 ext 2

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News and Information/Noticias e información

Missing Migrant Project

in: Spanish

Click here if you are searching for a missing loved one.

About the Project:

Derechos Humanos is a non-governmental, grassroots organization. As a trusted community resource, we began receiving calls in the late 90’s from family members looking for loved ones who went missing after crossing the border. As calls continue to pour in 20 years later, we are increasing our efforts and efficiency by collaborating closely with groups like No More Deaths,  Águilas del Desierto, and the South Texas Human Rights Center. Additionally, in November, 2014 we initiated a 24-hour call system to address the urgency of many of the calls that we receive.

Besides providing an important resource for the community, our main goal is to stop the deaths!

We receive three types of cases:

1) Lost in detention: It is easy for family members to get lost in the prison-industrial complex yet often very difficult for families to locate them. To assist families in their search, we collaborate with consulates and also have a team of volunteers that call county jails, U.S. Marshals and ICE offices, detention centers, prisons and hospitals to locate missing migrants.

2) Lost in the desert: When we receive a call that a person has been left behind by their group, No More Deaths volunteers work with a variety of groups along the border to mobilize volunteers and initiate search and rescue operations.  Attempts are also made to work with BORSTAR (Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue), which most often are futile.

3) Died while crossing: All too often, we receive calls that lead us to believe that a loved one has died while attempting to cross the border. In order to facilitate the process of remains identification, we have contacts with Medical Examiner’s offices across the border and collaborate with Colibrí Center at the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office and in Texas with the South Texas Human Rights Center. No More Deaths, when there is enough information, will also often mobilizes search and recovery operations in which a group of volunteers will search for the remains of a loved one.

Click here if you are searching for a missing loved one.


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