Magistrate: Lynnette Markovich
Federal Prosecutor: Mr. Lewis
No Border Patrol
13 CJA Lawyers, 2 Public Defenders
Samaritans Attending: Sara Busey, Cedar McGrity, Judy James
Visitors: 9 UUC pastors with No More Deaths guide Lois
Markovich read their rights to all 18 first time crossers, then asked individual questions of each. Four of these entered without proper papers at a port of entry. Three requested asylum:
Manuel Jesus Tenasaka-Tenasaka (19-21397MP), lawyer Fernanda Munoz, FPD, who said his BP record did not state a credible fear.
Jesus Juan-Gaspar (19-21405MP), lawyer David Maldonado. Markovich, not the lawyer, said Jesus had a credible fear.
Edwin Eliu Torres (19-21422MP), lawyer Patrick Doyle also said his I-213 didn’t reflect a credible fear.
All were dismissed with a criminal record after pleading guilty to return to their countries.
Next the 57 re-entry migrants were brought in as a group to hear their rights read. No credible fear requests. (Do their lawyers dissuade them from claiming it as it is too difficult to prove after one has been in the country once, or is there a law that prevents such?) Mr. Lewis generously dismissed 2 migrants after their language comprehension proved inadequate. One of those was a man who had been deported before but never charged in court before. Carlos Trinidad-Aguirre (19-21377M) will be visited in detention by him lawyer Solares as he waits for an interpreter and then a hearing before Mackovich.
Two migrants who entered near Douglas spent 5-8 days in the desert before being apprehended. Most were caught within a day, the majority entering near Sasabe. All together they will sit in mostly private prisons for 2220 days.