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Jean Guerrero

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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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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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California Senate Is Asking US Government To Apologize For Family Separations

Aug. 16
By Jean Guerrero

California state senators passed a resolution asking the nation’s top leaders to apologize to immigrant children separated from their parents.

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Once Protected Family Faces Possible Deportation Under Trump Immigration Crackdown

Aug. 7
By Jean Guerrero

A family in East County is asking for help after the Trump administration revoked certain protections for people with pending private immigration bills in Congress.

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Tijuana Artist Highlights Trump's Family Separation Policy Through San Diego Murals

Aug. 7
By Jean Guerrero

A Tijuana artist is painting murals to raise awareness about the Trump administration’s family separations in San Diego.

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Judge Credits, Faults Administration On Family Reunification

July 27
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

A U.S. judge commended the Trump administration Friday for reunifying families with their children after they were separated at the Mexico border but also warned that a better system must be put in place because hundreds of families have yet to be reunited.

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Where Are The Parents Who Were Separated From Their Children And Removed From US?

July 26
By Jean Guerrero

Thursday is the deadline for reunifying immigrant parents and children that the Trump administration separated. Meanwhile, nonprofits are working to locate more than 400 parents who were sent back home without their children.

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One-Year-Old Reunited With Father In San Diego After Months In Problematic Child Shelter

July 11
By Jean Guerrero

Mateo Fuentes was reunited with his Salvadoran asylum-seeking father, Jose Demar Fuentes, just in time for a court-ordered reunification deadline for children under age five.

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Child Faces Immigration Judge Without Her Parents In San Diego

July 10
By Jean Guerrero

Attorneys in San Diego say children are having to appear in front of an immigration judge without their parents because the Department of Justice is processing their cases separately.

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One Answer To #WhereAreTheGirls Is A Migrant House In Lemon Grove

July 9
By Jean Guerrero

Despite public pressure, the U.S. government has declined to let media see any of the detention facilities for migrant girls. But KPBS found a house in Lemon Grove where some girls are kept.

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Border Patrol Chief In San Diego Discusses Border Wall Replacement Project

July 5
By Jean Guerrero, Marissa Cabrera

Construction is underway to replace a 14-mile stretch of border fencing between the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County.

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