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Stories by Jean Guerrero

Haitians With Soon-Ending Protected Status In San Diego Face Uncert...

Haitians With Soon-Ending Protected Status In San Diego Face Uncertainty

Nov. 21
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

Jean Elisé Durandisse, a pastor for the Haitian Ministry of San Diego, says the government's decision to end their temporary protected status could affect at least 100 Haitians in San Diego.

Officials Investigate Smuggling-Related Death On La Jolla Coast

Officials Investigate Smuggling-Related Death On La Jolla Coast

Nov. 20
By Jean Guerrero

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

Indigenous Woman Gets San Diego Support For Mexico Presidential Run

Nov. 16
By Jean Guerrero

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: Rescuer

America's Wall: Rescuer

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

As part of the America's Wall project, KPBS and inewsource talk to Ely Ortiz, who searches for dead and dying migrants in the desert along the U.S.-Mexico border.

America's Wall

America's Wall

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero, Leo Castaneda / inewsource

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.

America's Wall: The Agent

America's Wall: The Agent

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

As part of the America's Wall project, KPBS and inewsource talk to a Border Patrol officer who explains why he supports President Trump’s plans to expand current infrastructure.

America's Wall: Muralist

America's Wall: Muralist

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

As part of the America's Wall project, KPBS and inewsource talk to a Mexican artist who wants Tijuana to be known for its culture rather than its cartels.

America's Wall: The Mother

America's Wall: The Mother

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

At the northwestern edge of Mexico in Playas de Tijuana, Bridget and Eduardo Bohorquez held hands on the beach, watching the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash against the steel columns of a very long fence.

America's Wall: The Vigilante

America's Wall: The Vigilante

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

As part of the America's Wall project, KPBS and inewsource talk to self-described "vigilante" Bob Maupin, who patrols his property in East County San Diego, on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Homeland Security Marks Completion Of Border Wall Prototypes

Homeland Security Marks Completion Of Border Wall Prototypes

Oct. 26
By Jean Guerrero, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border have made their official debut.

Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence C...

Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence Construction

Sept. 20
By Jean Guerrero

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.

Pregnant Immigrant Reunited With Daughters After Otay Mesa Detention

Pregnant Immigrant Reunited With Daughters After Otay Mesa Detention

Sept. 13
By Jean Guerrero

Maria Solis Jasso has been reunited with her three daughters in North County after a month and a half in immigration detention.

Pregnant Mother Released From Immigration Detention In Otay Mesa

Pregnant Mother Released From Immigration Detention In Otay Mesa

Sept. 12
By Jean Guerrero

Maria Solis Jason, who is from Mexico and has three daughters in the U.S., was detained on Aug. 1 while walking to work as a deli cashier in North County.

Pregnant Mother Fights For Release From Immigration Detention Facil...

Pregnant Mother Fights For Release From Immigration Detention Facility In Otay Mesa

Aug. 25
By Jean Guerrero

The recent detention of a Mexican mother who is about two months pregnant may reflect a change in immigration enforcement priorities away from serious criminals toward anyone in the country illegally.

Trial For First Known DACA Deportee Gets Green Light In San Diego

Trial For First Known DACA Deportee Gets Green Light In San Diego

Aug. 22
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

A federal judge who has been a frequent target of President Donald Trump's scorn on Tuesday urged a quick trial for a Mexican man who had been shielded from being deported from the U.S. and claims he was wrongly expelled.

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

Aug. 16
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero

As federal negotiators met with their counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to begin talks on NAFTA, leaders from border cities met in San Diego to support boosting the region's economic cooperation.

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

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

July 31
By Jean Guerrero

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.

New Pedestrian Border Lanes Into Tijuana Open At San Ysidro's PedWest

New Pedestrian Border Lanes Into Tijuana Open At San Ysidro's PedWest

July 31
By Jean Guerrero

A new border crossing option is scheduled to open Monday at 6 p.m. just west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, for travelers walking into Mexico.

San Diego Mayor Calls For Building Bridges As Wall Spending Bill Mo...

San Diego Mayor Calls For Building Bridges As Wall Spending Bill Moves Forward

July 27
By Jean Guerrero

As the House approved a spending bill that includes $1.6 billion for the border wall, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the focus should be on increasing cross-border ties.

Tijuana Cracks Down On Yellow Taxis Amid Harassment Of Tourists And...

Tijuana Cracks Down On Yellow Taxis Amid Harassment Of Tourists And Residents

July 24
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana's Taxis Amarillos, or Yellow Taxis, have been banned from sidewalks where they have long gathered after a violent clash with Uber riders, including a Chula Vista resident.

San Diego Group Expands Legal Services For Immigrants Here Illegally

San Diego Group Expands Legal Services For Immigrants Here Illegally

July 19
By Jean Guerrero

Alliance San Diego, along with pro bono attorneys, are providing free legal advice to help people who do not have legal U.S. immigration status.

Trump's Border Wall Project In San Diego Faces Environmental Lawsuit

Trump's Border Wall Project In San Diego Faces Environmental Lawsuit

July 14
By Jean Guerrero

An environmental group has filed a lawsuit claiming the federal government has failed to conduct the legally required environmental analysis for border barrier.

Deported Veterans Advocates Discuss Ways To Help

Deported Veterans Advocates Discuss Ways To Help

June 27
By Jean Guerrero

As the Senate works on a package of bills that could help deported and noncitizen veterans, community groups met in Kearny Mesa Tuesday to discuss other ways to protect them.

US-Mexico Drug Tunnels Evolving Amid Increased Border Security

US-Mexico Drug Tunnels Evolving Amid Increased Border Security

June 21
By Jean Guerrero

As President Trump looks to develop more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, criminal organizations are working to make tunnels harder to detect.

Tijuana Police Chief Links Mexico's Rising Homicides To US Gun Laws

Tijuana Police Chief Links Mexico's Rising Homicides To US Gun Laws

June 19
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana’s police chief said rising violence in the border region is linked to U.S. gun laws and weapons smuggling, and he is urging the U.S. to take responsibility.

UC San Diego Partners With 13 Mexican Universities And High Schools

UC San Diego Partners With 13 Mexican Universities And High Schools

June 9
By Jean Guerrero

UC San Diego said Friday it is launching the Cali-Baja Education Consortium to make it easier for students to study on both sides of the border.

National City Residents Express Solidarity For Detained Immigrant C...

National City Residents Express Solidarity For Detained Immigrant Couple

June 6
By Jean Guerrero

The group of residents also called on officials to adopt "sanctuary city" status in the hopes of decreasing deportations of local residents.

Deported US Veterans In Tijuana Prepare To Meet With Members of Con...

Deported US Veterans In Tijuana Prepare To Meet With Members of Congress

May 29
By Jean Guerrero

The purpose of the meeting, which will take place Saturday, is to discuss details of a bill that could allow some of the deported veterans return to the United States.

International Commission Opens Case On San Ysidro Border Death

International Commission Opens Case On San Ysidro Border Death

May 17
By Jean Guerrero

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is asking the U.S. government to respond to allegations that it violated the human rights of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas in 2010.

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

May 17
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump's stance on immigration has awakened a sense of Mexican patriotism that is keeping cross-border shoppers in Tijuana.

Drivers Encounter Rising Traffic Jams Crossing Border Into Mexico

Drivers Encounter Rising Traffic Jams Crossing Border Into Mexico

May 10
By Jean Guerrero

Crossing the border into the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry can take several hours in a car. Now, border crossers say southbound wait times can be as bad as northbound waits — or worse.

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

May 10
By Jean Guerrero

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is holding a group of nearly 80 asylum seekers who want to raise awareness about challenges faced by people escaping violence in Latin America.

House To Vote On Health Care Bill Thursday, Local Opponents Uncerta...

House To Vote On Health Care Bill Thursday, Local Opponents Uncertain If Pre-Existing Conditions Will Be Covered

May 3
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

The House will vote Thursday on the GOP's long-sought legislation to repeal and replace portions of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders announced on Wednesday. Meanwhile, residents and health care organizations gathered in Solana Beach in opposition to the Republican health care plan.

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

May 1
By Jean Guerrero

The migrant rights activist who disappeared for five days in Mexico after pleading for help on Facebook Live told KPBS he recalls very little of what transpired while he was missing.

Border Angels Hosts Community Forum With Border Patrol

Border Angels Hosts Community Forum With Border Patrol

April 27
By Jean Guerrero

Chief Border Patrol agent for San Diego, Rick Barlow, listened to community concerns and answered questions.

Hugo Castro Returns To San Diego, Recovering From Injuries

Hugo Castro Returns To San Diego, Recovering From Injuries

April 23
By Jean Guerrero

The San Diego activist and U.S. citizen is receiving medical treatment for severe injuries he suffered in Mexico under circumstances that remain mysterious.

Top US Officials Jeff Sessions And John Kelly Visit San Diego-Tijua...

Top US Officials Jeff Sessions And John Kelly Visit San Diego-Tijuana Border

April 21
By City News Service, Jean Guerrero

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a visit to San Diego Friday, urged cities and other government jurisdictions with immigration sanctuary policies to reconsider and work with federal law enforcement to identify criminals who should be deported.

Hugo Castro's Family Fights For Transfer To US Hospital, Citing Dan...

Hugo Castro's Family Fights For Transfer To US Hospital, Citing Danger In Mexico

April 20
By Jean Guerrero

The San Diego activist disappeared for nearly five days after pleading for help on Facebook Live, saying criminals were hunting him near Mexico City. People close to him now want to bring him to a U.S. hospital.

Missing San Diego Activist Recovering After Being Found Wounded In ...

Missing San Diego Activist Recovering After Being Found Wounded In Mexico

April 15
By Jean Guerrero

Hugo Castro is in stable condition after being found Tuesday in Tlalnepantla de Baz, a city just north of Mexico City. Castro disappeared Thursday, after posting an appeal for help on Facebook Live.

ACLU Sues For Information Related To Trump Travel Bans

ACLU Sues For Information Related To Trump Travel Bans

April 12
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed more than a dozen lawsuits nationwide seeking government documents related to the implementation of the Trump administration's travel bans.

California Bill Would Bar State From Contracting Companies That Bui...

California Bill Would Bar State From Contracting Companies That Build Trump's Wall

April 10
By Jean Guerrero

A California state senator will introduce a bill this week to prohibit the state from contracting with any person or company that helps build President Trump’s border wall.

San Diego Volunteers Help Haitians Survive In Mexico

San Diego Volunteers Help Haitians Survive In Mexico

April 10
By Jean Guerrero

Hundreds of Haitians are struggling to eat and find work in Tijuana after their harrowing journey through Latin America ended with a surprising twist.

Uber Driver Fatally Shot In Rosarito While Transporting San Diego S...

Uber Driver Fatally Shot In Rosarito While Transporting San Diego Students

March 31
By Jean Guerrero

Rosarito police say the Uber driver was fatally shot while driving three U.S. citizens from a nightclub to their apartment rental.

Judge Approves $25 Million Trump University Settlement

Judge Approves $25 Million Trump University Settlement

March 31
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University.

Top Mexican Official Reassures San Diego-Tijuana Region On NAFTA

Top Mexican Official Reassures San Diego-Tijuana Region On NAFTA

March 29
By Jean Guerrero

Mexico's deputy economy minister, Juan Carlos Baker Pineda, says Mexico won't accept limitations on trade during NAFTA renegotiations, which could affect San Diego and northern Baja California.

San Diego Signs Historic Memorandum, Gaining Role In Mexico's Legis...

San Diego Signs Historic Memorandum, Gaining Role In Mexico's Legislative Process

March 28
By Jean Guerrero

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce signed a historic memorandum of understanding with Mexico's Senate to collaborate on regional issues.

San Diego, Tijuana Leaders Push Regional Issues In Mexico City

San Diego, Tijuana Leaders Push Regional Issues In Mexico City

March 27
By Jean Guerrero

A delegation of nearly 90 politicians and business leaders from San Diego, Tijuana and the surrounding area are advocating for regional issues with Mexico's federal government.

Trump's Border Wall Could Be Built By San Diego Companies

Trump's Border Wall Could Be Built By San Diego Companies

March 23
By Jean Guerrero

San Diego may have a central role in the construction of the new U.S.-Mexico border wall as local companies rush to bid.

Mexican Citizenship Applications Rise In San Diego Amid Trump Fears

Mexican Citizenship Applications Rise In San Diego Amid Trump Fears

March 15
By Jean Guerrero

Many immigrants who lack legal status in the U.S. are getting citizenship for their children so they can be prepared to move the family in case they're deported.

San Diego's ACLU Sues Government Agencies For Lengthy Immigrant Det...

San Diego's ACLU Sues Government Agencies For Lengthy Immigrant Detentions

March 10
By Jean Guerrero

The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties says officials are violating due process by detaining immigrants for months before letting them see a judge.

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