BorderLinks: Immigration Justice
Human rights are at stake on the U.S.-Mexico border, and a BorderLinks Immigration Justice program is your chance to delve into the various on-the-ground aspects of immigration. Through education, meetings with partners, service opportunities, and theological reflection, you will explore and gain understanding of pressing immigration issues through a program designed by BorderLinks. Return home informed and inspired to be a leader for immigration justice.
For information on how one UUA partner is approaching issues of immigration justice, visit the NDLON website: http://www.ndlon.org/en/
- Border Justice: February 13–16, 2015 (apply by December 14, 2014), $800
- Theology and Justice: March 21–28, 2015 (apply by January 18, 2015), $1200
Pricing does not include airfare.
Scholarships are available for those with financial need, contingent on fund availability, and are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. Please fill out the financial aid questions in the application to apply for aid.
If you are interested in organizing your own congregational group, we will work with your group and the dates that you prefer. For more information, please see our page on congregational trips.
If you have any questions, please contact us here.
Trails of Hope and Terror, by Miguel de la Torre
Justice in a Global Economy, Pamela K. Brubaker et al.
UUCSJ’s Study Guide, a resource for cross-cultural engagement
Immigration on the Border, a television episode on World Channel about issues on immigration from both sides of the fence
BorderLinks is a binational, nonprofit educational organization at the U.S.-Mexico border. The organization focuses on cross-border relationship-building opportunities, immigration issues, community formation and development, and social justice in the borderlands between Mexico, the United States, and beyond. BorderLinks has extensive experience designing programs, and nearly 1,000 individuals participate annually in BorderLinks learning opportunities.
All programs are led by two bi-lingual Borderlinks staff and one UUCSJ program leader.