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Home About Us Equipo Sur Delegations U.S./Mexico Border: May 19-27
U.S./Mexico Border: May 19-27 PDF Print E-mail

Join SOA Watch Founder Roy Bourgeois and SOA Watch Latin America Liason Lisa Sullivan on a delegation to the U.S./Mexico border at Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora. Since the 1994 passage of the free-trade agreement, NAFTA, the U.S. has increased their southern Border Patrol by 500%. The US spends over $90 billion a year to "secure" the southern border and arm a para-military force that spends 80% of its time confronting maids and gardeners. Over the past decade the "Drug War" has left 100,000 dead and a had a zero impact on the availability of illegal drugs in the US. Human rights organizations have documented the use of torture and enforced disappearances and executions by Mexican military and police, many trained in the US. The delegation will visit Tucson and both of the towns of Nogales on either side of the border. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience programs that directly serve migrants at the border, and meet with organizations that directly aid migrants in the desert. We will also meet with human rights organizations, immigrant advocates, and faith-based groups.Together we will explore ways in which we can help change this untenable and deadly US immigration policy.

The delegation fee of $1,300 includes all meals, lodging, transportation, and materials within the country. It does not include travel to and from Tucson.

For more information, contact Lisa Sullivan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Follow the link to see a short educational video about the United States' direct involvement in the conflicts, which is often times dismissed as issues primarily regarding Mexico.

 

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