Public Affairs Institute

Public Affairs Alternative Break on the Border

March 01, 2014

Public Affairs students went to the U.S.-Mexico border over winter break.  They visited various leaders and sites to learn about border and immigration issues and returned with a large group of follow-up projects.

A lucky group of 13 students went with Dr. and Mrs. Lorenz to West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona to study and do community service related to immigration issues.  They attended court hearings, met with local leaders, the border Patrol and worked at a soup kitchen in Mexico for people recently deported from the U.S.  They were joined by four alumni with experience in medicine, law, banking and education.  They were hosted by two faith based organizations - the Columban Mission Center in El Paso and the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales.