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Border Battle

Breaking Down The Border Wall After John Kelly’s Comments

Jan. 18, 2018
By Leo Castañeda
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly presented a more moderate vision this week for a U.S.-Mexico border wall than the one President Donald Trump had pledged during his 2016 campaign.

5 Mexican States Get Highest US 'Do Not Travel' Warning

Jan. 10, 2018
By Associated Press
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Five states in Mexico now have the sternest "do not travel" advisories under a revamped U.S. State Department system unveiled Wednesday, putting them on the same level as war-torn countries like Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Imperial Beach Official In Mexico

Jan. 9, 2018
By Jean Guerrero
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Mexican officials have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of Douglas Bradley, an Imperial Beach official who was on vacation in southern Mexico.

Fatal Shooting Of San Diego Area Official During Mexico Vacation Remains A Mystery

Jan. 5, 2018
By Jean Guerrero
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Douglas Bradley, administrative services director for the City of Imperial Beach, was on a surfing trip in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, when he was fatally shot.

Father Seeking Asylum In U.S. Struggles To Reunite With 1-Year-Old Taken By Immigration Officials

Dec. 13, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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Jose Demar Fuentes said he fled El Salvador with his 1-year-old son, to seek asylum in the U.S. Immigration officials placed Fuentes in detention and sent his son 1,500 miles away.

Border Apprehensions And Detentions, Explained

Dec. 7, 2017
By Leo Castañeda
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Immigration figures released this week show the lowest number of people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in decades. Meanwhile, deportations of people living illegally in the United States are up significantly.

Isabel Allende Discusses New Book, Trump’s Wall And #MeToo

Dec. 3, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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On tour for her new book, "In The Midst of Winter," the internationally renown Chilean author Isabel Allende sat down for an interview with KPBS.

Officials Investigate Smuggling-Related Death On La Jolla Coast

Nov. 20, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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A man's body was found along the La Jolla coast near Bird Rock after a panga-style boat commonly used for smuggling was spotted carrying seven people off the coast.

Indigenous Woman Gets San Diego Support For Mexico Presidential Run

Nov. 16, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez, known as Marichuy, could be the first indigenous woman listed on Mexico's presidential ballot if she gets enough signatures.

America's Wall

Nov. 13, 2017
By Jean Guerrero, Leo Castañeda
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This project is a KPBS and inewsource investigation about the existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border ahead of President Trump's promised wall. Using previously undisclosed government data, we reveal the impact of construction over time.

Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence Construction

Sept. 20, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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Government records obtained by KPBS show that the number of illegal cross-border tunnels found spiked between 2006 and 2012, during record border fence construction.

Border Agents Seize More Than $5 Million In Drugs

Sept. 19, 2017
By City News Service
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Customs and Border Patrol agents monitoring California's ports of entry from Mexico intercepted nearly $5 million worth of drugs and arrested 17 wanted fugitives over the weekend, followed by the seizure Monday of nearly $1 million worth of marijuana seized from a boat that came on shore near Del Mar, the agency said Tuesday.

Smuggling Boat Lands In Del Mar, Border Agents Arrest Three

Sept. 18, 2017
By City News Service
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Three people were arrested and about 30 large bundles of suspected drugs were seized when a small smuggling boat landed on the beach Monday morning in Del Mar, the U.S. Border Patrol reported.

Son Of Mexico Drug Cartel Figure Indicted On US Drug Charges In San Diego

Aug. 7, 2017
By Associated Press
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The son of a leader of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel has been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States and pleaded not guilty on Monday, less than two weeks after surrendering to U.S. border inspectors.

Teenager's Death At San Ysidro Port Of Entry Inspires Calls For Action

July 31, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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Video showing the events leading up to the death of a Mexican teenager in the custody of Customs and Border Protection at the San Ysidro Port of Entry have inspired members of Congress to call for action.

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