Mission Statement

We hope to serve as a dynamic platform for the portrayal of manifold narratives from the U.S.-Mexico border region and to facilitate the engagement with these narratives by individuals across the borderlands and the United States.


With support from Harvard University and Arizona-based community stakeholders – including non-profit organizations and journalists – Stories from the Border aspires to humanize the U.S.-Mexico border and provide insight into the diverse lives it affects by providing a space for individuals to share their personal experiences with immigration, asylum, and detention through a narrative and journalistic medium.


We seek to present these narratives to the public in an accessible, compelling, and informative manner. Ultimately, we hope to engage those along the borderlands and nationwide to develop a fuller and nuanced understanding of the U.S.-Mexico border, promoting increased civic awareness and engagement at this juncture in our history.