Contributor through October 2013
Adrian Florido is a reporter for the Fronteras Desk where he covers the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant and tribal communities, demographics, and culture.
Before joining KPBS, he was a staff writer at Voice of San Diego. There he reported on San Diego neighborhoods, focusing on immigrant and under-served communities as well as development, planning, land use, and transportation. For a year, he delivered a weekly television segment on NBC San Diego.
He's a Southern California native who moved to San Diego in 2009 after earning an undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago. He majored in history with an emphasis on the US and Latin America. In college he was news editor of the student paper, the Chicago Maroon, and also spent time reporting from Capitol Hill and working with the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders.
He also likes to eat. A lot. And he likes to run to keep up his appetite. And he likes good music.
The governor signed a bill that will make California the 10th state in the nation, plus Washington D.C., to grant driver's licenses to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
The United States has started funding community programs in Mexico in an effort to prevent young people from joining drug cartels.
SAN DIEGO - Construction will continue on the ongoing expansion of the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego despite the temporary United States government shutdown.
The Associated Press reports that the Department of Homeland Security will begin testing the use of dashboard cameras in U.S. Border Patrol trucks.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the number of apprehensions of people caught trying to illegally enter the United States has increased for the second straight year.
The move comes amid growing allegations about unnecessary use of force by Border Patrol agents.