When Lisa Manuel was a child, her mother would take her to Quitobaquito Springs, a rare oasis amid the giant cacti and rolling hills of southwest Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.
On October 5, 2020 investigative reporter Tim Steller for the Arizona Daily Star uncovered the Trump administration’s cover-up used to initiate, implement, allegedly cancel, and then continue separating children from their parents even while under court order to find and unite them.
With a week to go until the US presidential election, more than 60 million Americans have already taken advantage of early voting, smashing all records.
This week, Chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation Ned Norris confirmed that Arizona Department of Public Safety law enforcement officials used tear gas and excessive force on peaceful demonstrators protesting the construction of Trump’s border wall at Quitobaquito Springs and other sites sacred to the O’odham people.
American citizens – including members of the Tohono O’odham Nation – were tear gassed by law enforcement near the Border Patrol checkpoint on State Route 85 in southern Arizona.