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2011: Fronteras Desk Top Stories

Above: U.S. Border Crossing at Tijuana

Aired 12/28/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Ruxandra Guidi, Fronteras Reporter

Jose Jiminez, Social and Web Editor, Fronteras Reporter


What were the top stories that affected you in 2011?

As we approach the end of 2011, KPBS is taking a look back on those stories that impacted San Diegans. Today we look at trends in immigration with our Fronteras Desk reporter Ruxandra Guidi and social media and web editor Jose Jiménez.

While the nation waits for the political climate to change enough to enact immigration reform, economic changes are rapidly reshaping the life experiences of immigrants already here.

Fronteras Reporter Ruxandra Guidi

Above: Fronteras Reporter Ruxandra Guidi

Jose Luis Jiménez, Fronteras Desk

Above: Jose Luis Jiménez, Fronteras Desk

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HarryStreet | December 28, 2011 at 2:26 p.m. ― 5 years, 2 months ago

The problem we have with immigration reform is that supporters define it as amnesty, but call it reform. Amnesty would send the wrong message to people from a nation where breaking the law is the norm.

Get a parking ticket? Bribe a cop. Want your paycheck? Bribe your boss. Want to pass a home inspection for a new house? Bribe the inspector.

Coming here illegally would send the message we do things the same here when that' s not the case. Ilegal means against the law.

We would support immigration reform if we see Latin Nations make changes in their countries enough so that so many don't feel the need to leave in search of a better life. We simply don't have the room and capacity and opportunity for everyone.

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