Gettysburg students travel to U.S.-Mexico border to study immigration issues

This week, Gettysburg students are learning first-hand about immigration issues on a new Immigration on the U.S./Mexico Border immersion trip that connects them with immigrants, advocates, and agencies in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Now in New Mexico, the group is live-blogging their experience through local news paper, The Evening Sun (embedded below). The paper also covered the group’s trip in their January 14 issue, an excerpt of which follows.

Upon their return, the immersion trip participants will help facilitate an immigrant rights information session for local migrant youth. They will also hold on-campus sessions to educate their classmates about the Gettysburg migrant community and the realities of U.S. immigration policy.

View photos & read the live blog