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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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Is The US Discriminating Against Central Americans In Border Prosecutions?

May 23
By Jean Guerrero

Defense attorneys in San Diego are arguing in U.S. District Court on Wednesday that the U.S. government is discriminating against Central Americans in its prosecutions for first-time illegal entry into the country.

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Human Rights Attorneys Say U.S.-Mexico Collaboration On Asylum-Seekers Is Problematic

May 18
By Jean Guerrero

Human rights attorneys say the U.S. is putting the lives of asylum-seekers at risk by working with Mexico to process them.

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Trump Admin. Unlawfully Targeted Only Migrant Caravan Members, Attorneys Say

May 10
By City News Service, Jean Guerrero

On the last weekend of April, as a caravan of Central American migrants waited in Tijuana to seek asylum at the United States border in San Ysidro, 29 undocumented immigrants were arrested by Border Patrol agents for allegedly trying to sneak into the country, but only 11 of those detainees were later charged with a crime.

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Trump Fact Check: San Diego County Did Not Ask For Border Wall

May 9
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump says "San Diego" asked him to move forward on the border wall here. A San Diego County spokesman clarified that the county made no such request.

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Sessions Says 'Zero Tolerance' Policy For Border Crossers May Split Families

May 7
By City News Service, Jean Guerrero

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to refer anyone who enters the United States illegally on the Mexican border to his office for prosecution.

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Central Americans Will Seek Asylum At Southern US Border

April 29
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

U.S. officials say San Diego's border crossing has reached capacity even before a caravan of Central American migrants criticized by the Trump administration began to seek asylum.

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Migrant 'Caravan' Gathers On US-Mexico Border

April 27
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

About 170 migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers have arrived in Tijuana, joining about nearly 200 others on their final stop before entering the United States.

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Final 150 Central Americans In Caravan Arrive In Tijuana

April 26
By Jean Guerrero

About 160 more Central Americans arrived in Tijuana on Thursday evening, the last of a "caravan" of more than 300 asylum-seeking immigrants that the Trump administration has accused of planning to enter the U.S. illegally.

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Central American Asylum-Seekers Continue To Arrive In Tijuana

April 25
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

Nearly 200 more Central Americans are expected to arrive in Tijuana on Thursday, according to Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group that has been organizing caravans of asylum seekers through Mexico.

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Remnants Of Migrant Caravan To Arrive In Tijuana This Week

April 23
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

The remnants of a caravan of Central American migrants protested in northern Mexico on Monday, even as once again they drew angry tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump. The approximately 600 migrants arrived in the northern city of Hermosillo aboard trains over the weekend.

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