Founded in 1977, the U.S.-Mexico Border Program works to secure human rights and self-determination for migrants and border communities by facilitating leadership development, accompanying immigrant communities in their organizing processes, providing technical support and resources, and promoting collective action through human rights committees.
AFSC-SD supports the growth and development of immigrant-led organizations, through the development of a network of "human rights committees," with the goal of bringing the voices and concerns of immigrant communities into policy debates at the local, state, and national level. Human rights training and documentation of human rights abuses are used to challenge systemic abuses by the Border Patrol and other government agencies. The San Diego office works to build understanding of the immigrant experience and to foster cooperation between immigrant communities and potential allies.
As part of the national Project Voice network, AFSC-SD brings together immigrant-led organizations with seasoned policy analysts and advocates, to advocate for workable and attainable immigration policies that are directly responsive to the needs and concerns of the grassroots.