Stories by Ruxandra
The Selective Service System, which relies on civilian volunteers in the event of a national emergency, is reaching out to young undocumented men. Immigrant advocates are questioning the new directive.
Border Field State Park, also known as Friendship Park, has long been a nexus for cross-border relations. But security concerns forced its closing.
Hearing on solar development fails to garner much interest in El Centro, despite recent concerns over environmental damage.
Health care reform law is being challenged by Republicans. No other group would have the most to gain--or lose--from its implementation than Latinos.
The main U.S. government agency in charge of controlling the flow of illegal guns into Mexico will face serious budget cuts. But critics say the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has been struggling with those efforts for a long time.
In recent weeks, more than 31 million gallons of sewage have spilled across Playas de Tijuana, just south of the border from San Diego. The impact is being felt in both countries. But the damaging delay by Mexican authorities before moving to stop the spill could be an opportunity to improve communication on environmental emergencies.
Sergio is a 21-year-old college student in San Diego, majoring in business administration. He is openly gay and undocumented, having crossed the border illegally from Mexico with his family when he was 2.
The crossborder trade relationship between the U.S. and Mexico has been a difficult one over the last few years. This week, both countries met to try to improve it.
In his first proposal for the new budget year, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown made a case for steep cuts to essential services that would affect poor Californians, including refugees and immigrants.
The production of solar and wind energy is booming in Southern California and nearby border states. Utilities are so eager to get into the game that they're reaching into Mexico to meet the demand.
With Republicans taking the House of Representatives, the next immigration battle is moving to citizenship rights--specifically, the Us-born children of undocumented immigrants.
While drug seizures continue to grow along the US-Mexico border, California has downgraded the penalty for simple marijuana possession.
SDG&E broke ground on the controversial Sunrise Powerlink project Thursday. For years, local residents, community leaders, organizations and elected officials fought the project, concerned in part that the route will traverse some of the most fire prone areas of San Diego County. KPBS Fronteras Reporter Ruxandra Guidi explains why tribal leaders oppose the powerlink and what is being done now to stop the project from progressing.
The most recent employment data show that 151,000 jobs were added in the U.S. in October. But immigrant workers are having an easier time landing jobs than native-born Americans.
Just days before the midterm election, a group of Republican senators asked the government what it would cost to deport every single undocumented immigrant. Here's a look into the monetary cost of our current policy of deportation.
Over the weekend, federal immigration agents working with local police in Escondido arrested two undocumented immigrants with past criminal convictions. The driver's license checkpoints and deportations--and the protests against them--are escalating in the community.
The head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, visited the San Ysidro Port of Entry Monday. The tour was part of the Obama Administration's effort to be seen as tough on border security.
In the last two decades, California's immigrant population has seen its fastest growth ever. A new study is linking this demographic trend with a drastic a drop in crime rates.
Pa' Bailar Tijuana is trying to get people to dance on the streets on October 21st. On the U.S. side of the public performance, people will be gathering at the Plaza Las Americas Outlet Mall at 6:00 pm. The idea is to celebrate Tijuana, despite the ongoing stigma of violence that has affected the border city for years.
Latinos make up almost a third of San Diego County residents. Come November 2nd, their vote may be crucial -- especially for young, first-time voters.
There are U.S.-Mexico partnerships in trade, health and in the fight against drugs. When it comes to fighting fires, the protocol for collaboration is even easier -- they just have to ask.
Hunters and fishermen in California spend an astounding $10 million a day in their activities, and that's despite a decrease in the number of licenses being given out by the state.