KPBS border reporter Jean Guerrero joined podcast hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts this week to talk about the harrowing details of activist Hugo Castro’s saga.
Though plans for a border wall – a literal barricade dividing the U.S. and Mexico – are moving forward, the vision for a property just south of the existing border fence strives to connect Tijuana and San Diego more than ever by becoming a hub for where people from both sides of the border can live and work.
Both Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer have made public statements on the importance of strong ties between our cities and nations. But neither has taken a strong stance against the actual policies causing the economy and security of both cities to crack and fray.
Immigration to the U.S. from Mexico might soon slow even without a wall, but companies are clamoring to build one anyway. Plus: More violence in Tijuana, ongoing fallout over the sewage spill, journeying to the U.S. in video game form and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
Research from two UC San Diego economists shows that the economic forces that push and pull people across borders are changing such that the border wall could be a moot barrier before it is even finished.
Politics and protests continue to dominate the news on both sides of the border, Imperial Beach mayor calls sewage spill an issue of national security and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
There’s been an uptick in art projects happening at the border now that President Donald Trump is in office. With so much attention on the border, it’s worth taking a quick look at some of the art that’s attempted to tackle the prickly issues surrounding it. Here are 20 instances of gutsy, controversial art that has explored the border.
Homeland Security secretary tells San Diego police chief he has no clue on sanctuary cities, developers see new opportunities for senior care in Baja, San Diego and Tijuana mayors pledge more collaboration and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
It’s a sign of the times that an angry confrontation between Baja California’s governor and protesters only barely made this border news roundup.
There’s no one policy or criteria that makes a place a sanctuary city. Yet two executive orders signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday — including one that would crack down on sanctuary cities — could impact the city of San Diego, the county and the state bigly.