Our trip is dedicated to understanding the lives and challenges of the new Americans in San Diego, and working alongside those who are helping them negotiate those challenges.
California is home to more immigrants than any other state in the US, and San Diego has the third largest concentration of immigrants in California. Additionally, San Diego has the third largest homeless rate in the country, with 11% of the population living below the poverty line.
During our stay in this beautiful city we will be learning what these statistics mean for the individuals and families of the local Central American immigrant communities. We will be staying with a Mexican-American church in the area and spending time building relationships with our friends there. Through panel discussions, community service projects, and a trip to the US-Mexico border we will look to expand our knowledge of the immigration reform movement beyond our own borders of personal experience.