Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera is organizing a delegation to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley on May 16 – 18. The deadline to register for this trip, which is open to all, is Thursday, April 10.
Co-sponsored by Women on the Border, the delegation will follow “the path of an immigrant,” with a tentative itinerary that includes: touring a South Texas immigrant detention facility with an opportunity to converse with the director and interview detainees; visiting immigrant colonias near the Rio Grande where residents organize themselves for their rights and survival; walking a section of the Wall; meeting with a legal group in San Antonio that serves immigrants free or at a low cost; and a discussion with Atanacio Martinez, long-time human and labor rights organizer in Reynosa with Austin Tan Cerca’s Mexican partner group, the Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s. He’ll cross the border into Texas near McAllen to meet with this delegation.
Registration for this trip must be completed by April 10, 2014 in order to comply with ICE regulations for entering a detention facility. A Driverʼs License or Passport is required. Contact Austin Tan Cerca as soon as possible if you are interested and to discuss fees: Sliding scale $250 to $325. Some partial scholarships available. Contact Judith at email@example.com for more information.