Public Affairs Institute

Immersion Excursion

April 07, 2014

Spending a day at the KBI puts visitors right where they can learn the most about the migrant experience—at the border.

On a bright February morning in Nogales, Sonora, eleven students from Alma College in Michigan line up in the comedor (soup kitchen) with KBI staff and other volunteers to greet the migrants patiently waiting to enter. These migrants, many deported to Nogales from other points along the border, have endured long, often harrowing, journeys, and carry everything they own in daypacks or plastic bags bearing the insignia of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read more >>