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Jean Guerrero

Fronteras Reporter

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Jean Guerrero is a multimedia reporter with experience covering Latin America. She started her career at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Mexico City as a foreign correspondent. She covered commodities in Mexico, Central America, and the Andean region for video, print, and online. She filmed the Wall Street Journal Mexico City Bureau’s first interview with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and trekked through mountains with coffee smugglers, opium poppy producers, maize farmers, and more.

She won the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize in 2016 and has also been recognized by the San Diego Press Club and the Hearst Journalism Awards. Her work has also appeared in The Economist, The Seattle Times, Las Vegas Sun, San Diego CityBeat, Makeshift Magazine, Beacon and other publications.

Jean was born and raised in San Diego, holds a B.A. in journalism and a minor in neuroscience from the University of Southern California. She also has an MFA degree in creative nonfiction from Goucher College.

Recent Stories by Jean Guerrero

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One-Year-Old Reunited With Father In San Diego After Months In Problematic Child Shelter

July 11
By Jean Guerrero

Mateo Fuentes was reunited with his Salvadoran asylum-seeking father, Jose Demar Fuentes, just in time for a court-ordered reunification deadline for children under age five.

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Child Faces Immigration Judge Without Her Parents In San Diego

July 10
By Jean Guerrero

Attorneys in San Diego say children are having to appear in front of an immigration judge without their parents because the Department of Justice is processing their cases separately.

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One Answer To #WhereAreTheGirls Is A Migrant House In Lemon Grove

July 9
By Jean Guerrero

Despite public pressure, the U.S. government has declined to let media see any of the detention facilities for migrant girls. But KPBS found a house in Lemon Grove where some girls are kept.

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Border Patrol Chief In San Diego Discusses Border Wall Replacement Project

July 5
By Jean Guerrero, Marissa Cabrera

Construction is underway to replace a 14-mile stretch of border fencing between the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County.

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Border Fencing That Honored The Dead Is Torn Down

July 4
By Jean Guerrero

Construction crews are replacing a stretch of border fence between San Diego and Tijuana that had become a symbol of those who died crossing the border.

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Border Patrol Chief In San Diego Discusses Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy

July 3
By Jean Guerrero, Marissa Cabrera

Rodney Scott, chief patrol agent of the Border Patrol's San Diego sector, says President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy remains in effect but due to limited detention space, not every person caught crossing the border illegally is being criminally prosecuted.

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San Diego Church To Launch Temporary Housing Network For Asylum-Seekers

June 28
By Jean Guerrero

Amid a public outcry over the Trump administration's family separation policy, the Christ United Methodist Ministry Center in Normal Heights is helping asylum-seekers with necessities like beds.

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Congressional Democrats Tour San Diego Immigration Detention Facilities

June 18
By Jean Guerrero, KPBS News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and more than a dozen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus came to San Diego to tour detention facilities and see the first-hand the effects of the Trump Administration’s family separation policies.

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Rare Look Inside A Child Migrant Shelter In El Cajon Amid Family Separation Outcry

June 15
By Jean Guerrero

About 10 percent of the children at Casa San Diego were separated from their parents by the U.S. government, according to the shelter's operators.

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Attorneys Worry Streamlined Immigrant Prosecutions Could Lead To Problems

June 8
By Jean Guerrero

The fast-track prosecution program Operation Streamline is supposed to help implement the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” for illegal border crossings by handling cases in groups rather than individually.

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