Vigil at the Checkpoint
On December 7th 2014, on the one year anniversary of our first public action against the Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Rd., the Arivaca community held a 24 hour vigil at the checkpoint for lives lost as a result of the border enforcement policy of using death as a deterrent to migration. In addition to the vigil, community members also monitored the checkpoint for 24 hours straight to deter abusive behavior by Border Patrol agents and to collect data. Checkout the video below:
Second Day Checkpoint Monitoring – 3/1/14
It was cold and rainy, and even after push back from BP and threat of arrest, the monitors stuck it out for over 4 hours.
First Day Checkpoint Monitoring – 2/26/14
Six volunteers paved the way in a community effort to monitor the BP checkpoint on Arivaca Road. Along with the six monitors, others gathered to show support. Despite harassment and push back from BP it was a successful first day.
Arivacans Rally At Checkpoint And Deliver Petition 12/8/13
Over 100 Arivaca residents and supporters marched to the BP checkpoint to deliver a petition demanding the immediate removal of the inland checkpoint on Arivaca Road in Amado, AZ.
Residents Speak Out Against the Checkpoint
Residents voice their feelings about the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Arivaca Rd. during the December 8th rally to deliver the petition calling for its removal.
Rally to Remove the Checkpoint
On Sunday, December 8th, 2013 Arivaca Residents gathered to rally at the checkpoint on Arivaca Rd. and deliver their petition demanding its immediate removal.
Photo and video of the December 8th rally to remove the checkpoint on Arivaca Rd.