Magistrate Judge Lynette C. Kimmins, new federal prosecutor Ms Cassidy, 4 marshals and 3 other security, 2 interpreters, a court recorder/clerk, a representative from the Mexican Consulate and 15 lawyers.
There were 75 migrants including 3 women with 5-point shackles. 10 stood before the judge covering the whole bench with their lawyers behind them and the next 10 seated behind the lawyers. 20 shackled in the courtroom at one time.
This judge only gives the date and place of entry into Arizona. 18 migrants were arrested near Nogales, 18 near Sasabe, 10 near both Lukeville and Douglas and 3 near Naco. 7 people were picked up between 4 and 7 days after they entered the Arizona desert. She does not give the country and she tells the attorneys that she will honor any requests but not say them aloud in court.
14 migrants were dismissed at the beginning—probably many for language-- and 2 were continued. At least two or three spoke Chuj and one Zapotecan.
Josue Isael Jaime Cruz 18-34671M (Atty Patrick Doyle) was continued until 10/24 at 10:00 and ordered to be held until then.
Jose Alonso Mora Hermosillo 18-34698M (Atty Charles Thomas) was continued until 10/26 at 1:30 and also ordered to be held.
44 migrants were charged only with 1325 and those that were not dismissed were sentenced to time served. 4 of those expressed ‘credible fear’.
Jerson Barrios Vicente 18-34654MP (Atty David Maldonado) . His lawyer provided him with some paperwork and asked that he be allowed to keep it,
Aurelinao Rafael Bautista 18-34658MP (Atty Patrick Doyle) wanted a credible fear interview. I did not see any papers.
Jose Alfredo Averruz Tercero 18-34687MP (Atty Maria Davila)--no papers.
Leonardo Zacarias Mauricio 18-34693MP (Atty Charles Thomas)--no papers
26 migrants charged with illegal entry (1325) and illegal re-entry after removal (1326) were sentenced to 1,095 days of incarceration. In addition to the small group of plea bargains today, this may reflect the new policy of limiting the number of times a person is sent to Streamline.
Observers: 3 Sams and 2 visitors from Washington—all gray heads.
- Katrina Schmacher