Immigration Immersion


Immigration is a human rights issue that can no longer be ignored. What is the real story and what are the real issues and concerns with this crisis? The Western Jurisdiction UMVIM coordinators are offering two Immigration Immersions to Tucson, Arizona, in March 2020 to learn more about these issues.

Date: March 1-6, 2020 or March 8-13,2020
Location: Tucson, AZ
Cost: Approximately $800, plus travel to Tucson

The Mission will include visits to: 

  • Justice for our Neighbors (JFON)
  • A visit to the Puma County Coroners Office.
  • A visit to the desert to view water stations and have discussions about the security at the border.
  • We will see how the United Methodist Church is responding to the crisis in Tucson with visits to The Inn. 
  • This immersion will include a one-day tour to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico (passport required).  During the border trip to Nogales where we will visit migrant shelters and services. 
  • A visit to the San Xavier Mission is also planned. 

Housing and Meals: Double rooms with private bath will be provided at a local hotel.  If you prefer a single room, please email Ronda Cordill (Email) for the single rate or to request a roommate.  

Estimated Physical Demands: Participants should be able to walk short to medium distances, stand for short periods of time (15 to 20 minutes), and get into and out of a regular van or bus.  Some stair climbing is expected. 

Registration Limits:  Minimum of 10 people, Maximum of 15

Contact:  Ronda Cordill, WJ UMVIM Coordinator, for more information.

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