Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 7:30am to Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 7:30pm

Focus

To hear the perspective of those who live in border communities. Discuss what is missing from the conversation and how we can promote informed communication about what is happening at the border. Learn about what humanitarian and advocacy responses you can become involved in and what faith-based communities say about the immigration process.

Goals

This learning tour is designed to engage participants with the reality of immigration from a different perspective. Participants will grow their understanding of the complexities of the Mexico-U.S. border, the sister communities affected by DHS surveillance, differing ongoing narratives about migration, and the fundamental role MCC and its constituency have to witness, provide support, raise awareness and advocate to modify policies and perspectives on this issue.  

Format

Participants will increase their understanding and knowledge of migration's social, economic, political, and biblical/theological significance in border communities, including advocacy tools and capacity building to engage others on borderlands and migration issues.

Participants will experience the complexities of the U.S immigration system through exploring the root causes of migration, the experience at the border with a focus on border enforcement, the asylum-seeking process, family separation, and the human factor on various sides of the spectrum.

Cost

The cost of the learning tour is $800 (plus airfare) per participant. This includes lodging, transportation, and meals coordinated by MCC. Please register via the link below; Registration deadline is January 6, 2023.

Tentative Schedule

Border Learning Tour Registration

If you have questions or want more information, please contact the Border and Migration Outreach Coordinator: Katherine Smith