This Sunday, October 10th, marks nine years since Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz fired 16 shots across the U.S./Mexico border killing 16-year old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez. To date, there has been no justice for José Antonio and his family. On Sunday at 6pm PT / 9pm ET, SOA Watch and sister organizations will join José Antonio's family in Nogales, Sonora for a hybrid (on-line and in-person) vigil in remembrance of José Antonio and all victims of Border Patrol violence. Click this link to join virtually. You can find details to the in-person vigil on the flyer below.
As a participating organization of the Justice for Jose Antonio Collective, we continue to stand in solidarity with Jose's family demanding an end to U.S. Border Patrol violence against vulnerable communities in close proximity to the hyper-militarized U.S./Mexico border. We stand in solidarity demanding justice for all victims of Border Patrol violence and their families. We honor the collective memory of countless migrants and asylum-seekers who have been disappeared or left-to-die in the Sonoran desert by cruel immigration policies and border enforcement strategies.
Please join us this Sunday at 6pm PT / 9pm ET for a vigil dedicated to the memory of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez and all victims of Border Patrol brutality.