Every year a select group of juniors and seniors travel to the U.S/Mexico border in Tucson Arizona to learn about Borderlinks, an organization devoted to educating communities on immigration. The goal of this immersion is for students to have a personal encounter with the border while looking through the lens of faith, in order to have an informed opinion about immigration.
Ven a Ver Borderland’s mission “… is to hear the people who are affected by the wall (migrant or not) and listen to their stories. To provide some humanitarian aid while also understanding the racism and militarization that goes on at the border.” - Isabella K. ’23
On the trip, they learned about immigration and heard personal stories from immigrants who crossed the border. The group also met with CSJ sisters to learn more about our CSJ history.
“I learned more about immigration and what people have to go through to get to the US. It has impacted me by showing us that there needs to be change and so many people who need help are not getting the help they need and are struggling.” - Pilar R. ’24
Ven a Ver Borderlands is open to juniors and seniors who are interested in having a personal encounter with the border while looking through the lens of faith, in order to have an informed opinion about immigration.
“I would highly encourage students to attend this trip, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it was so educational and informative.” -Mia R. ’24
The CSJ charism calls members of our community to care for the dear neighbor without distinction. And students get the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new community by participating in Ven a Ver Borderlands.