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Border Reporter — U-T San Diego

Live in U.S., work in Mexico Border reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

CBP to test iris, facial scans on pedestrians at Otay Mesa border

sandiegouniontribune.com — Aiming to crack down on foreigners who remain in the country with expired visas, the federal government is turning to biometrics - and Otay Mesa is slated to be a key test site. The "Pedestrian Border Experiment," expected to launch this year, will focus on non-U.S.
Aug 29, 2015

Biometrics at the border: CPB to test iris scans, facial recognition technology on pedestrians Otay Mesa bit.ly/1LJTwzb

It's Mexico's turn to boost border enforcement -- with a new pedestrian crossing into Tijuana

latimes.com — A new entrance to Mexico for pedestrians has opened here - a modern, three-story facility that authorities say will transform the experience of entering Mexico for some 22,000 southbound border crossers each day. The $6.9-million structure, Puerta Este Mexico-San Ysidro, represents a new way of doing business at the border for Mexico, as its federal government seeks control of who comes into the country.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @latimes: It's Mexico's turn to boost border enforcement w/new, modern pedestrian crossing into Tijuana lat.ms/1U6pYR0 pic.twitter.com/jBslLmg4hy

Aug 26, 2015

RT @latimes: It's Mexico's turn to boost border enforcement w/new, modern pedestrian crossing into Tijuana lat.ms/1U6pYR0 pic.twitter.com/jBslLmg4hy

Aug 26, 2015

It's Mexico's turn to boost border enforcement -- with a new pedestrian crossing into Tijuana lat.ms/1PSCSfy

Tijuana funeral home attack leaves two dead, seven injured

sandiegouniontribune.com — An armed attack on a funeral home in downtown Tijuana early Tuesday left two people dead and seven injured, authorities reported. The shooting occurred at 12:15 a.m., at Funeraria La Esperanza, according to a statement from the Baja California Attorney General's Office.
Aug 25, 2015

RT @sdut: Two dead, seven injured in attack at Tijuana funeral home. bit.ly/1PwGt21

Planned Parenthood targeted by protesters in San Diego

sandiegouniontribune.com — A crowd of some 200 anti-abortion activists demonstrated outside the offices of Planned Parenthood in San Diego on Saturday morning, calling for the elimination of federal funding to the nonprofit health care organization. The protest near downtown was one of 320 similar gatherings staged outside Planned Parenthood offices across the country, according to organizers.

Semi crash closes I-805 at SR-54

sandiegouniontribune.com — At least four injured in wreck involving semi and three vehicles - The northbound Interstate 805 ramp to eastbound state Route 54 was closed Saturday afternoon following a major collision involving a semi truck filled with sand, authorities said. At least four people were injured in the collision, two seriously, and were being taken to hospitals.

Two die in burning vehicle off Friars Road

sandiegouniontribune.com — Two occupants of a 2002 Dodge Stratus died Saturday morning when their vehicle caught fire after veering off of Friars Road and striking a large boulder, San Diego Police reported. One occupant was able to get out of the vehicle, and was transported to a local hospital Sgt.

Exhibit of Frida Kahlo draws record crowds to Tijuana Cultural Center

sandiegouniontribune.com — A collection of more than 200 black-and-white photographs has been drawing record crowds to Tijuana's Cultural Center, the Cecut. The common thread of these images is Frida Kahlo, the 20th-century Mexican painter and feminist icon known for her self-portraits and unflinching gaze.
Aug 21, 2015

Collection of 200+ B&W photos show “intimate glimpses” of Frida Kahlo; now on exhibit at #CECUT in Tijuana | sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/aug/…

Mexico unveils pedestrian crossing in Tijuana

sandiegouniontribune.com — A new entrance to Mexico for pedestrians opened Wednesday at San Ysidro - a modern, three-story facility that authorities say will transform the experience of entering Mexico for some 22,000 southbound border crossers each day.
Aug 20, 2015

Journalists covering Mexico's new pedestrian entry at San Ysidro hang out with @LVidegaray. bit.ly/1Nwddd9 pic.twitter.com/VUxoOJ5EfP

Aug 20, 2015

To cross into Tijuana & Baja on foot, Americans now need their passports. Before, not so much. sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/aug/…

Aug 20, 2015

So fancy! Cost $6.9 mil. "A new entrance to Mex for pedestrians open @ San Ysidro — a modern, 3-story facility..." sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/aug/…

CBP media spots aimed at Central Americans, Mexicans

sandiegouniontribune.com — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched a media campaign aimed deterring Central Americans and Mexicans from crossing illegally to the United States, warning that those caught face immediate deportation to their home countries. CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske unveiled the three-month effort, which includes Spanish-language radio and television spots, during a presentation Tuesday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Crossings increase at busy San Ysidro Port of Entry, but so do some wait times

sandiegouniontribune.com — There's some good news at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest land port in the Western Hemisphere: After years of declining numbers, more people are crossing between Tijuana and San Diego. But there's bad news too: Many drivers report that their wait times have been climbing back up since the opening of new inspection booths nearly a year ago led to dramatic drops.
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Aug 29, 2015

Biometrics at the border: CPB to test iris scans, facial recognition technology on pedestrians Otay Mesa bit.ly/1LJTwzb

Aug 26, 2015

RT @latimes: It's Mexico's turn to boost border enforcement w/new, modern pedestrian crossing into Tijuana lat.ms/1U6pYR0 pic.twitter.com/jBslLmg4hy

Aug 25, 2015

RT @tijuanapress: 2d person die after attack in Tijuana mortuary 7 R injured. Warnnig. Caution is advise due 2 strong pictures bit.ly/1NSg0LK

Aug 25, 2015

RT @sdut: Two dead, seven injured in attack at Tijuana funeral home. bit.ly/1PwGt21

Aug 25, 2015

I believe the bridge needs final approval, but it's in the works @_soniamx

Aug 25, 2015

.@rebeccaferguson I know that there are plans for a pedestrian bridge fro@ the structure as well as rapid transit.


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