Getting An Education On The Other Side
Port of Entry / September 4, 2020
This episode first aired in April 2019.
According to the federal government, about 90,000 people cross legally through the San Ysidro Port of Entry every single day.
Among those daily crossers are the hundreds of students who live in Tijuana, but get their education in San Diego.
The international trek to school is long and annoying. But it can also be traumatic.
Today, a story about students who cross the international border for their education, and a teacher who’s trying to better understand them.
Only here can you find students navigating one of the busiest border crossing in the world just to get to school.
Port of Entry
These are cross-border stories that connect us. Border people often inhabit this in-between place. From KPBS and PRX, “Port of Entry” tells personal stories from this place — stories of love, hope, struggle and survival from border crossers, fronterizxs and other people whose lives are shaped by the wall. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal, produced by Kinsee Morlan and sound design by Emily Jankowski.