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Jean Guerrero

Investigative Reporter

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Jean Guerrero is an award-winning investigative reporter for KPBS, with more than eight years of experience covering Latin America.

Her KPBS coverage of family separations at the border, Trump's wall, deportations, migrant caravan, and more has been repeatedly recognized by the San Diego Press Club, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Pacific Southwest Chapter, and the Society for Professional Journalists, including "Best Body Of Work" in 2018. She started her career at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Mexico City as a foreign correspondent.

She won the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize in 2016. Her book "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir" was published in 2018 by One World (Random House).

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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Congolese Family Pleads For Help With Dad's Asylum Case

Feb. 28
By Jean Guerrero

As soon as Friday, a father of seven from the Democratic Republic of Congo may be returned to a country where he fears he’ll be killed.

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Trump's Border Wall Prototypes Crumble Under Demolition Crews

Feb. 27
By Jean Guerrero

The prototypes for President Trump’s border wall were being demolished in Otay Mesa on Wednesday.

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Politicians Tour San Ysidro Port Of Entry, Praise Operations

Feb. 22
By Jean Guerrero

U.S. House majority leader Steny Hoyer toured the San Ysidro Port Of Entry Friday to evaluate a recent pilot program to return some asylum seekers to Mexico.

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San Diego Judge Considers Expanding Migrant Family Reunification Case

Feb. 21
By Jean Guerrero

A federal judge in San Diego plans to rule within the next few days on whether to expand a family separation case at the U.S.-Mexico border to include potentially thousands more migrant children.

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Mother's Journey Shows Some Asylum-Seekers Are Reaching The US

Feb. 21
By Jean Guerrero

As the Trump administration continues to push for funding for a border wall to address an ‘invasion’ of people, asylum-seeking families continue to trickle through legally.

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Activists Call Out 'Fake Emergency' At San Diego Rally

Feb. 18
By Jean Guerrero, Kris Arciaga

More than 100 people attended the rally calling President Trump's national emergency declaration a "fake crisis" to fund a border wall.

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Asylum-Seekers Find Shelter In San Diego After Release On Streets

Feb. 14
By Jean Guerrero

As the San Diego County Board of Supervisors prepares to sue the Trump administration for its handling of asylum-seeking families, the San Diego Rapid Response Network is helping families.

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San Diego County Sues Trump Administration Over Asylum Policy

Feb. 12
By City News Service, Jean Guerrero

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to sue the Trump administration over its handling of asylum-seeking families.

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Asylum Seekers Letters Made Public At San Diego State University

Feb. 11
By Jean Guerrero

The San Diego State University Library has released a collection of hundreds of letters from asylum-seekers being held at the Otay Mesa detention center.

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Mexico Official Explains Why Returned Asylum-Seekers Will Be Accepted

Feb. 7
By Jean Guerrero

A top Mexican official says the Mexican government wants to welcome migrants, regardless of which border they're coming from.

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