The peso has taken several plunges tied to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals, a reality that hurts San Diego’s retail industry. Economic development leaders believe San Diego’s manufacturing and tourism industries may also feel the impact.
What ICE officers can do in and around schools, the NCAA is making inroads in Mexico, NPR and KPBS are hosting a cross-border discussion and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
San Diego is playing a starring role in President Donald Trump’s emerging plans for a border wall. Here’s what we know about the fence that already exists, and the structure Trump wants to replace it.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown pardons deported military veterans, another Mexican journalist is killed, outside critics don’t like Barrio Logan mural they’ve never seen and more in our roundup of news from the border.
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.
For years, Mexican officials have been working to build a desalination plant in Rosarito Beach. David Gibson, executive director of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, says the new plant could siphon money from the already strained Tijuana sewer system.
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.