Sunday, June 10, 2007

Arivaca AZ fights Bush/Cheney DHS watch towers

Mary Scott is among many locals opposed to a 98-foot-high tower on the outskirts of Arivaca, Ariz., near the Mexican border. Nine such towers are intended to reduce illegal crossings.
Mary Scott of Arivaca under a 100 ft. DHS watch tower by Boeing. Washington Post photo.

ARIVACA AZ -- This nice small Pima County town south of Tucson made the Washington Post today.

"Towers will not lead to a viable solution to the problems of illegal immigration and will negatively impact desert life," said local artist C Hues, who helped organize Arivaca's protest of the towers.

During this time of national leadership failures on immigration and border reform, our Arizona neighbors make good points about freedom, and the down sides of border militarization.

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