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There are 2 comments on Border Studies Program Offers Chance to Learn about Migrants and Border Wall Firsthand

  1. This program brings much needed awareness to the issues faced by asylum seekers and refugees. Professor Preston uses her kind and compassionate nature to help students not only learn about these issues, but also how they can help by participating in volunteer work and spreading awareness.

  2. This is a great initiative! Congratulations to Professors Preston and Zaman for putting it together.

    It would perhaps be fruitful if the Border Studies Program established links with the Center for Latin American Studies at the Pardee School. I’m sure that CLAS would be receptive to the idea of cooperating and supporting the Program’s efforts.

    It would also be worthwhile to link up with immigrants here in the Boston area who have gone through the experience of crossing that border (by one means or another…). There are many Central Americans in East Boston, Chelsea, Everett who could potentially share their stories.

    I would also hope that the Program might look at the deep, underlying causes for the massive immigration from the south. Yes, it’s because of poverty, violence, etc., but where do those come from? Students need to understand the baked-in socioeconomic and political causes behind those conditions, including the historical role that our own country has played in perpetuating them.

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