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.
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 voice their reactions about the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Arivaca Rd, calling for its removal.
Local residents speak to their experiences with the checkpoint and the ways in which it has affected local life.