Black, Latino activists call for unity during forum
May24

Black, Latino activists call for unity during forum

By Tatiana Sanchez Black and Latino leaders stressed the need for their communities to band together to combat social injustices, at a forum last weekend in Barrio Logan. A panel discussion at the Saturday event, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, highlighted the deaths of two unarmed men of color who died during altercations with law enforcement. “The things that happen to us happen to you,” said DeWayne Harvey, a black community...

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When Students Stand Against Border Patrol Presence at Career Fairs, Administrators Should Take Their Direction
May18

When Students Stand Against Border Patrol Presence at Career Fairs, Administrators Should Take Their Direction

By Pedro Rios In late April at San Diego City College over two-dozen students quickly mobilized after learning that Border Patrol agents would have a booth at the career fair. The students solicited support from their professors, who also reached out to community organizations, and planned a public demonstration at the Quad where the career fair would be held. On the morning of the career fair, several students reported seeing Customs...

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Border fence impact on wetland mixed
May17

Border fence impact on wetland mixed

Water quality remains top concern in Tijuana River Valley By Joshua Emerson Smith As birds sing and lizards scuttle in the lush vegetation of the Tijuana River Valley, helicopters circle overhead, and Border Patrol agents on all-terrain vehicles comb the area looking to stop illegal border-crossers. Two big metal fences and stadium lighting divide homes in Mexico from this largest intact coastal wetland in Southern California. Over...

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Union for Border Patrol agents under fire for endorsement of Trump
May12

Union for Border Patrol agents under fire for endorsement of Trump

By Ricard Marosi The tears begin flowing the moment the U.S. Border Patrol agents swing open the doors of the border enforcement zone, allowing Mexican families to step through and reunite with loved ones at the border fence near San Diego. The weekly encounters at Friendship Park, across the border from Tijuana, showcase the soft-hearted side of the force protecting America’s Southwest border. But during one recent visit some...

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Group to track alleged DHS violations
May10

Group to track alleged DHS violations

By Tatiana Sanchez A social justice organization will track alleged instances of mistreatment by federal border and immigration agents. The American Friends Service Committee’s U.S.-Mexico Border Program announced its nine-month Human Rights Documentation Campaign last week. The group will hire part-time staff to focus on administrative complaints involving law enforcement agencies, with a focus on border and immigration agencies....

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‘Soccer field,’ once-busy border crossing, now quiet
May09

‘Soccer field,’ once-busy border crossing, now quiet

By John Wilkens This patch of American soil near Tijuana’s Colonia Libertad was most famous illegal crossing spot on U.S.-Mexico border Jose Arias Martinez is 83 and has lived in Tijuana’s Colonia Libertad neighborhood for 40 years. He remembers when a patch of American soil a few hundred yards from his house was the busiest and most famous spot on the U.S.-Mexico border for illegal crossings. Every day, hundreds of migrants who...

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