First National Guard Troops Arrive at the California-Mexico Border

A deployment of just over 150 National Guard troops have reported to the border between California and Mexico, where they will be working in support roles with Border Patrol. According to authorities, 108 members of the contingent have been assigned to the San Diego Sector, while 51 will be assisting the El Centro sector.

Nueva Garita Lista en 2019

Por Antonio Avilés En una reunión celebrada esta semana, se dieron a conocer avances sobre la construcción de la garita Otay II que han realizado del lado estadounidense. Con el propósito de presentar avances del proyecto de lo que será Garita Otay II, la Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico de Tijuana (SEDETI), encabezó la reunión con funcionarios del […]

Abren Nueva Entrada Peatonal a México

Por Ana Gómez Salcido Los viajeros ahora cuentan con un nuevo acceso peatonal de Estados Unidos a México a través de las instalaciones de PedWest en San Ysidro. El acceso fue abierto por primera vez y sin una ceremonia de inauguración este lunes 31 de julio. El nuevo cruce peatonal desde San Diego hacia Tijuana […]

New Southbound Pedestrian Crossing Opens in San Ysidro

By Ana Gomez Salcido Travelers can now access a new southbound pedestrian crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro Pedestrian West facility (PedWest). The access opened for the first time and without an inauguration ceremony on Monday, July 31. The new southbound crossing will be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. The existing […]

Shutdown of Southbound Lanes Announced for the San Ysidro Port of Entry

By Marinee Zavala The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that all southbound lanes from San Ysidro to Tijuana will be completely shut down for 57 hours beginning on early morning September 27, this as part of the ongoing San Ysidro Port of Entry expansion and modernization efforts. “The purpose of the shutdown is […]

Border Advocates Push for Port of Entry Improvements

By Andrea Lopez-Villafaña The Smart Border Coalition held a Stakeholders Working Committee meeting on Thursday, May 11, at the San Diego Foundation to discuss their goals to improve the United States and Mexico border. Executive Director of the Smart Border Coalition Gustavo De La Fuente, presented the SBC report that included their goals to improve […]

GSA Promises Less Than 30 Minute Wait Times At The Border By This Fall

By Barbara Zaragoza Locals remember the days when border waits were no more than fifteen minutes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry (SY POE). Today, border wait times often reach upwards of three to four hours. According to the General Services Administration (GSA) that owns 50 acres of land at the SY POE, 50,000 […]

Deportation to Shattered DREAMs: Friendship Has No Borders

By Nancy Landa MundoCitizen (Editor’s note: DREAMer Nancy Landa’s first-hand experience of removal proceedings by US Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS)) I set foot on American soil as I got off the bus which had arrived at the San Ysidro-Tijuana border. U.S. Immigration officers were standing ready to hand over to each of us a […]

Militarization along US-Mexico Border Endangers All

Commentary: By Pedro Rios In less than six weeks four tragic deaths – 3 civilians and 1 Border Patrol agent – have marred the U.S.-Mexico border. In the most recent case, 16-year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot dead after allegedly being involved in a rock-throwing incident on, October 10 in Nogales, Sonora. These […]

Cross-Border Battery Pollution Investigated

Frontera NorteSur Across the Rio Grande and over numerous desert land crossings, the golden scraps of U.S. throwaway society head south. Used clothes, appliances, cars and other commodities are shipped to the huge, second-hand Mexican market where low wages guarantee steady sales. And during the last five years or so, a new market has opened […]

Small Scale Designs Yet Big Changes for Casa Familiar

By Geneva Gámez-Vallejo     You’ve heard of MoMA, New York’s Museum of Modern Art but you probably haven’t heard of MoMita, Casa Familiar’s newest housing project translated into an exhibition at the facility’s The Front located in San Ysidro.     The show features two progressive architectural designs: “Living Rooms at the Border” or “El Salon” […]