hello from phoenix, oops, i mean tucson

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.

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11 Responses to hello from phoenix, oops, i mean tucson

  1. johemmant says:

    Good grief, that doesn’t bear thinking about…..those poor people.

    Have a good trip.


  2. rick mobbs says:

    Hi jo. yes, it is a mess. stuck in traffic in nogales on the mexican side of the border the other night our lights happened to catch 6 or 7 migrants ducking through a hole in the fence.


  3. angryballerina says:

    Buy me some cool crap.


  4. rick mobbs says:

    a.b. email me your address.


  5. damyantig says:

    All that sounds fascinating and somehow horrifying. Did you take any pictures at Bisbee?



  6. rick mobbs says:

    We did get some pictures. Will post at next stop with internet.


  7. angryballerina says:



  8. alison says:

    Rick, I just realized you are near me now! 🙂 Have a safe trip. ali


  9. Marianne says:

    What a brave man you are… group travel is challenging at the best of times… with students, well, very interesting. Good luck.


  10. rick mobbs says:

    It’s good to be back. Sending you some good energy.



  11. xpalla says:

    Thanks for the energy. It feels good. What an amazing trip,and what fortunate kids. I hope they realize how lucky they were to have your imput.


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