Patrolling the area closest to the U.S.-Mexico border may be what first comes to mind when you think of Border Patrol, but it’s only one piece of the agency’s enforcement efforts.
Why some border agents still patrol on horseback, immigrant victims are reporting fewer domestic violence crimes and the border baby says goodbye.
The case of a local man deported last week underscores how rapidly changing policies affect families. Plus: how human smuggling at the border really works, cross-border sewage isn’t fueling San Diego’s hepatitis A crisis and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
Victor Clark-Alfaro, a lecturer at San Diego State and director of Tijuana’s Binational Center for Human Rights, began doing field work with human smugglers along the U.S-Mexico border in the late 1980s. In a Q-and-A, he discusses the business of smuggling people across the border, including the role of referrals and pricing and how it’s all changed in recent years.
An estimated 40,000 young people qualify for protection from deportation that is now ending. They’re worried about trading their futures for more enforcement against their parents. Plus, Border Patrol faces scrutiny.
The chief of San Diego’s Border Patrol section said he can’t disclose what agents look for before stopping someone, but that race and ethnicity don’t come into play. A review of enforcement actions recorded between 2011 and 2014, though, shows agents stopped people for sometimes ambiguous reasons like sitting up straight or driving slowly.
Private prisons are booming under Trump as immigration cases languish, a Tijuana Council member pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor related to a money-smuggling scheme, lowriders on display in Barrio Logan and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
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.