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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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Border Agency Spokesman Says Wall Prototypes Didn't Need Tunnel Tests

Sept. 20
By Jean Guerrero

A government document obtained by KPBS showed tactical teams did not test border wall designs for tunneling resistance. Now a spokesman says such testing wasn’t necessary.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Considers Limiting Bond Hearings For Certain Asylum-Seekers

Sept. 19
By Jean Guerrero

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a stay on a case that gives asylum-seekers who cross the border illegally a right to a bond hearing so that he can review it.

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Government Report Shows Border Wall Designs Can Be Broken

Sept. 17
By Jean Guerrero

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection report obtained by KPBS through a Freedom of Information Act request reveals mock-ups of all eight border wall prototypes were found vulnerable to at least one breaching technique.

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Trump Administration: Separated Immigrant Families Could Get Second Chance At Asylum

Sept. 13
By Jean Guerrero

The Department of Justice reached an agreement Wednesday night with the ACLU regarding the asylum rights of separated immigrant families.

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Tijuana's Plastic Bag Ban Expected To Help San Diego Beaches And River Valley

Sept. 13
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana’s city council has approved a ban on plastic bags. It goes further than California’s ban, prohibiting the sale, delivery and gifting of biodegradable bags as well.

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Tijuana Police Chief Says He'll Work With Caravan Group To Protect Migrants

Sept. 7
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana's police chief says he'll work to protect migrant rights with Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group whose leader was arrested earlier this week.

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More Than 400 Immigrant Children Remain Separated From Their Parents

Sept. 6
By City News Service, Jean Guerrero

Months after the Trump administration separated hundreds of immigrant families, 416 children are still separated from their parents.

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Migrant Activist Who Led Asylum Caravans Released From Jail In Mexico

Sept. 5
By Jean Guerrero

An organizer for a migrant rights group was released from a Tijuana jail after he was arrested on charges of "affronting police."

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Asylum Seekers At Otay Mesa Facility Allege Uncomfortably High Temperatures

Aug. 31
By Jean Guerrero

Several asylum seekers allege the air conditioning in a holding area of the Otay Mesa detention facility was broken for nearly a week and that they can't tolerate the heat.

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San Diego Federal Judge Approves Ongoing Reunification Plan, With One Exception

Aug. 17
By Jean Guerrero

A San Diego federal judge Friday approved the latest reunification plan as more than 500 immigrant children remain separated from their parents.

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