This year marks Santa Clara Law’s third annual Spring Break Border Service Trip to the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona. Although this year’s trip was virtual, it was no less of an inspiring journey for the five students and two faculty involved. The Florence Project staff provided an experience that opened our eyes to the current realities at the border, to the steadfast work of the advocates working there, and to the endurance and sustaining hope of the individuals seeking asylum in the United States. This experience included the Florence Project staff’s generous gift of their time and knowledge in speaking with us and also their thoughtful assignment of meaningful tasks that enhanced our understanding. We could not be prouder of the work our students did during their spring break, and we cannot adequately thank the Florence Project for giving us this opportunity.

2021 virtual border service trip