border community

The Kino Border Initiative is a Catholic binational organization that provides humanitarian aid and advocates for migrants in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.  It's run by priests of the Society of Jesus order, also known as Jesuits, along with lay, or non clergy, staff.


Like Yuma, Nogales is also seeing an increase in the number of migrants encountered by Border Patrol.  


KAWC’s Victor Calderón spoke with the organization's executive director, Joanna Williams, about what migrants say are their reasons for making the journey to the United States border.

Victor Calderón

More than 100 people marched down Main Street in San Luis, Arizona on Saturday to call for the speedy reunion of families separated at the border. Many held signs and dressed in white as a sign of solidarity.

They chanted slogans including "Love, Not Hate, Makes America Great" as they walked from the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center to the San Luis Port of Entry and back for a planned rally. The march coincided with a national day of action around the country sponsored by a group called Families Belong Together.

Reporter's Notebook: Life Before The Border Fence

Mar 1, 2018
Feliza Azelin

President Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to build a massive wall on the U.S. Mexico border. Critics say the fence is useless and a waste of taxpayer money.

But that may depend on which side of the border you live on.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has lived in this border community her entire life. She shares personal recollections in today’s reporter’s notebook.