Since 1987, BorderLinks has been facilitating educational immersion trips for delegations in the Arizona-Sonora region and beyond the border to Chiapas.


Our mission

Through dynamic educational experiences, BorderLinks connects divided communities, raises awareness about the impact of the border and immigration policies, and inspires action for social transformation. 


our major questions

Why do people migrate?

  • Participate in educational programs designed to challenge and confront the policies and circumstances that lead to migration.

What happens during the migrant journey?

  • Walk desert trails to understand the strenuous journey that migrants experience while attempting to cross the U.S./Mexico border. 

How do policies impact people?

  • Meet with community organizers and local advocates who are working to create economic and social opportunities in the borderlands. 


Photography provided by Nieves Montaño

I carry the lives of 6,000 immigrants who didn’t survive the border crossing. I carry the lives of all the residents living in an occupied war zone along the border. I now live with the crimes against humanity that our nation have enacted along our border and abroad.
— John, Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice