I am traveling with 20 uwc-usa students (from 10 countries!) and faculty on a border studies trip and will be away for another 6 – 7 days. Hope to post along the way but internet is sketchy as we go back and forth across the border. Yesterday we took the students to the federal courthouse to see undocumented aliens chained together 50 at a time and collectively sentenced. We also met with the director of Humane Borders, the people who put water in the Arizona desert for the migrants trying to cross. So far, 1600 bodies of men, women and children have been retrieved from the Arizona desert since 2003.
We have been visiting with reps. of faith-based as well as human rights groups mobilized around border issues on both sides of the border. We will head back into Mexico later today.
Stopping in Bisbee for lunch now. What an interesting looking town. Built around the copper mines, now touristy but beautiful.