Border Reporting Field Trip 22'

Nov. 18, 2022

Professor Liliana Soto took bilingual journalism and Cat's Eye students to the U.S.-Mexico border.


The Cat's Eye bilingual journalism class visits the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Thursday, Nov. 18, 2022)


Professor Liliana Soto took her Cat's Eye and Bilingual Journalism classes to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday for a border reporting field trip. (Photos by Liliana Soto)

Soto organized this trip for her students to develop experience reporting on border issues and become acquainted with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP). Soto said this was the first field trip she organized for the University of Arizona Journalism students.

CBP is the governmental organization that survey's our Southern border and "is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade," according to the CBP website.

Student journalists who plan to cover the border after graduation will find it imperative to be familiar with CBP and how the agency communicates with the public. As seen in Soto's collection of photos, students recorded the trip for semester projects.

Find more photos of the field trip on our instagram account. Click here to flip through the photo gallery.