1st NATION AND MIGRANTS OPPOSE SB1070 DEMAND DIGNITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND END TO BORDER MILITARIZATION http://bit.ly/abM2BZ
“The militarized border imposed by the U.S. has lead only to cultural and environmental destruction of the indigenous peoples whose land is on or near the border. This militarization brings death and terror for indigenous peoples from other parts of the continent migrating to this land.”
“Border militarization destroys Indigenous communities. The development of the border wall has lead to desecration of our ancestor’s graves, it has divided our communities and prevents us from accessing sacred places,” said Alex Soto a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation and a volunteer with the group O’odham Solidarity Across Borders.“Troops and paramilitary law enforcement, detention camps, check points, and citizenship verification are not a solution to migration.
We have existed here long before these imposed borders, my elders inform us that we always honored freedom of movement. Why our communities and the daily deaths at the border ignored? The impacts of border militarization are constantly made invisible in the media, the popular culture of this country and even the mainstream immigrant’s rights movement which has often pushed for “reform” that means further militarization of the border, which means increased suffering for our communities.”