JCPA Leads Arizona-Mexico Border Trip for Jewish
Community Relations Leaders


To break through the politicized and polarized discussion on immigration, JCPA is leading a 23-person delegation on a fact-finding trip to the Arizona-Mexico border to examine U.S. policies and witness conditions facing migrants and asylum seekers firsthand.


WHEN:             September 8 – 11, 2019

WHERE:           Tucson and Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico


JCPA’s three-day trip to the Arizona-Mexico border will examine U.S. policies and conditions facing migrants and asylum seekers from Central America and Mexico. The aim is for participants to better understand the situation at the border in order to more effectively advocate for sound immigration policies.

JCPA has been a strong advocate on immigration since the 1950s, and is deeply concerned about immigrant detention, the “zero tolerance” family separation policy, and the denial of due process to those in our custody or seeking our protection.


The JCPA trip includes 23 people representing 12 states and Washington, D.C. States include Arizona, California, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

JCPA is the national network hub of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils around the country and 17 national Jewish agencies. JCPA convenes these groups to tackle pressing issues of the day.  JCPA’s mandate is to advocate for Jewish concerns and build a just and pluralistic America and support human rights around the world.


Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is the national hub of the community relations network, representing 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 17 national Jewish agencies, including the four main denominations of American Judaism. Together we and our network advocate for a just and pluralistic American society, human rights around the world, and Israel’s quest for peace and security.


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