Migration is a complex phenomenon and for this reason, the Kino Border Initiative recognizes the importance of providing a space in which scholars and students can do research on migration and help find solutions to pressing policy issues. Past researchers have investigated topics such as service learning, nursing care for women migrants and the effects of security policies on the U.S./Mexico border. If you are interested in visiting KBI to engage in research, please contact Pedro De Velasco, Director of Education and Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KBI’s advocacy efforts are rooted in Catholic teaching and are a response to the human realities that we encounter at the border. We partner with other organizations to advocate in the US and Mexico for policies that advance humane, just and workable migration in the region. KBI’s advocacy is supported by a survey in its Aid Center for Migrants to obtain basic information about the people served and to document abuses committed against them as well as ongoing, in-depth documentation of migrants’ experiences in Mexico and the U.S.
If you are interested in learning more about advocacy efforts or supporting this work, please contact: