Border Immersion Experiences
Mercy sponsored trips to the US-Mexico border provide opportunities for learning, reflection and advocacy.
Border immersion trips are educational experiences. They are designed to prepare participants to return home and take action by raising awareness about immigration and its root causes, as well as engaging in advocacy for justice based immigration reforms.
The Mercy Justice Team is hosting two immersion experiences in the fall of 2022:
- October 23–28, 2022, Rio Grande Valley, South Texas (McAllen), hosted by ARISE and its Mercy associates. Special focus will be on the community-organizing work being done by ARISE. Click here for details.
- November 13–18, 2022, El Paso, Texas, United States/Juárez, CI, Mexico, hosted by the Columban Mission Center. Special focus will be on U.S. policies contributing to the root causes driving migration. Click here for details.
Anyone is welcome to apply to participate in a border experience. Application is not a guarantee of acceptance to the program. Participants will be chosen from the applicant pool at the discretion of the planning team. Click here to apply. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.