Tribe protests border policies
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MAY 29, 2001

A delegation of Tohono O'odham Nation members is traveling to Washington, DC, to protest border policies that separate those who live in the United States and Mexico.

The tribe is proposing legislation to permanently recognize the tribal members who live in Mexico as American citizens. While most of the 24,000-member tribe lives in Arizona along the border, about 1,400 live in Mexico.

The legislation would end fears of arrest and deportation, the tribe says. The Border Patrol says they have proposed administrative remedies, but the tribe wants a long-term solution.

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Tribe Wants U.S. Citizenship for Members in Mexico (The Albuquerque Journal 5/27)