Collaborative Research Projects

NSF REU Site Program on Immigration Policy and Border Communities (2018-21):
Summary of Community Partner Organizations and Projects

Title 2018 2019 2020-21

American Civil Liberties (ACLU) - Regional Center for Border Rights (Las Cruces)

Court observations of Operation Streamline Court observations of Operations Streamline; Know Your Rights trainings received and given, in Spanish; Interviews with community leaders regarding sanctuary policies
Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), El Paso and Las Cruces History of BNHR; responses to separation of children under Zero Tolerance
Hope Border Institute (El Paso and Ciudad Juárez) Asylum policy research; court observation of asylum hearings Accompaniment of asylum seekers at El Paso/Juárez border; observation of MPP hearings Analysis of root causes of migration from Central America; Creating an educational program for migrant shelter in Cd. Juárez, Mexico
NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fe (CAFe) (Las Cruces) Accompaniment in community organizing and outreach work of CAFe in southwest New Mexico
Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) (Las Cruces) Analysis of conditions in local ICE detention centers during pandemic; analysis of borderland newspaper coverage of immigrant detention; analysis of ICE center inspection reports
Las Américas Immigrant Advocacy Center (El Paso) Wellness Check: Conditions of Confinement During the COVID-19 Pandemic
El Paso Immigration Collaborative (EPIC) Immigration Detention Trends under the Biden Administration