CIS Border Tour

The Center for Immigration Studies hosts an annual border tour. Our next trip is tentatively planned for the Spring of 2019 in Arizona. Please check this page in October for more details or contact John Wahala at







Read accounts and view pictures of past tours

Unrest in the Rio Grande Valley

Diligence on a Changing Canadian Border
Constant Activity on the California Border
Holding Steady in West Texas
A Washington Narrative Meets Reality
Sunshine, Saguaros, and Smugglers
Reflections from the Border

Testimonials from past guests


"All I can say is top notch, incredibly well-done. These tours are can't miss." - Jim


"These tours are intense and joyous adventures packed with knowledge, uncommon scenery, and ebullient mealtimes. The work done in preparation is awe-making. The folks at CIS take care of every detail, enhancing the roster of learning and experiencing with piquant extras. I, inveterate traveler, feel safe, confident, and dazzled from start to finish." - Marion


"You promised we would not get the usual Border Patrol spin job or fed the Janet Napolitano line about how border security has improved, and you were right. We heard and saw at many dangerous border sites from local ranchers, a veteran customs agent, border residents and brave journalists who really knew their stuff, the dismal truth about how our federal government has failed to protect American citizens." - Don


"We thought the arrangements to meet these extraordinary people were superb, as was the guidance and logistics on the entire trip. Thanks for all you did to make our visits such memorable experiences." - Don


"It was an outstanding trip. So much experience and information packed into just a few days. Thanks for the excellent arrangements!" - Sarah


"The various people we met brought into stark relief the magnitude of the problems the nation faces arising from illegal immigration." - Allan


"Every American should come see the state of the southwest border." - Linda