A local advocate says a recent border forum was a “disaster,” new southbound border lanes are open for pedestrians, more details are emerging in the death of a journalist in Rosarito and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the U.S.-Mexico border.
On this week’s podcast, Andrew Keatts and Kinsee Morlan sit down with Derrik Chinn and Alejandro Torres from the tour company Turista Libre to discuss the Tijuana taxi cab turf war.
There’s good news and bad news for children seeking refuge in the United States, California politicians on both sides of the aisle wade into border issues and more in our weekly roundup of news from the border.
Everard Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, was a friend and colleague of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas. In a wide-ranging interview, Meade sketched a picture of the violence that’s consuming Mexico and discussed Valdez’s work and what lessons it offers.
California Sen. Kamala Harris has quickly become an outspoken opponent of Republicans’ immigration policies. In an email interview with VOSD, Harris discussed deported veterans, private detention centers and waiving polygraph tests for potential border agents.
Border Patrol agents we spoke to aren’t sure how a border wall will change the dynamics between law enforcement and people trying to evade them. But drug tunnels, patches to the border fence and rings of concertina wire serve as reminders that for every measure taken to fortify the border, there have always been countermeasure to get around them.
Last school year, one-third of students in the San Ysidro School District were identified as homeless. In this short web documentary, Catalina Rios discusses her family’s struggle to find and afford stable housing. After living in a junkyard, Rios and her children now crowd into a tiny trailer.
San Ysidro’s demographics and its location on the border contribute to a unique set of housing woes. “I can’t get my green card without an address, I can’t work without a green card and I can’t afford an apartment without work,” said one resident whose struggle is familiar to many community members.
Democratic members of Congress tour Tijuana’s “bunker” for deported vets, National City residents rally for sanctuary status, supporters say an L.A. student was arrested by immigration agents as retaliation and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
The children of a couple arrested for suspected immigration violations say they’ve been left to fend for themselves, the Border Patrol turns 93, coyotes are raising prices and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.