Gustavo Solis, The Union-Tribune

Gustavo Solis

The Union-Tribune

San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Gustavo:

Record number of African migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

The number of migrants from African countries in Mexico who have had contact with Mexican immigration officials has increased from 460 in 2007 to more than 5,800 in 2019 → Read More

Hundreds celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Diego

Hundreds of worshipers celebrated Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Diego Sunday, where more than half of the region's Catholic population is of Hispanic descent. → Read More

Gay marriage in Baja: reforms aim to address discrimination

A state representative in Baja California introduces a series of reforms meant to remove discrimination from the same-sex marriage process in the state. Currently, same-sex couples have to pay costly fees and go through a separate process than heterosexual couples. → Read More

Border Angels founder Enrique Morones parts ways with the nonprofit

Morones founded Border Angels in 1986 and has spent more than 33 years with the organization. He announced his retirement from the nonprofit on Nov. 4, 2019. → Read More

Remain in Mexico faces growing scrutiny in the House and Senate

The controversial asylum program forces migrants who want to claim asylum in the United States to live in Mexico while their court cases are adjudicated → Read More

How a teenager from Tijuana became one of the best young fencers in the world

Natalia Bonillo won the under-20 world fencing championship when she was 14. Now 17, she and a team of Tijuana athletes have their eyes set on the Tokyo Olympics. → Read More

Cross-border sewage, trade agreements take center stage in border mayors' conference

Mayors of cities along the U.S.-Mexico border are meeting in San Diego this week to strengthen binational ties and address issues like immigration, cross-border sewage, and new trade agreements. → Read More

San Diego hires first immigrant affairs manager in city history

Rita Fernandez, the city's first immigrant affairs manager, will be responsible for making San Diego more welcoming to immigrants, refugees, and new citizens. → Read More

More non-Mexican migrants are being arrested at the border in San Diego than ever

Border Patrol officials said they arrested more non-Mexican nationals attempting to cross the border illegally during the 2019 fiscal year than at any point in the agency's history. → Read More

Asylum seekers facing violence in Mexico are being forced back anyway, new report claims

Under the Migrant Protection Protocols policy, asylum seekers have to wait for their court hearings in Mexico. A new report shows that migrants who tell authorities that they are afraid to wait in Mexico are being sent back anyway. → Read More

Religious leaders arrested during border protest found not guilty

Religious leaders and activists arrested for getting too close to the border during a pro-immigration protest last year are were found not guilty because prosecutors failed to present enough evidence in court to prove the accused activist ignored orders from federal law enforcement. → Read More

Wait until November 2021 to see an immigration judge in San Diego

There are more than 1 million cases pending across the country's immigration courts, according to TRAC → Read More

Previously secret documents detail alleged abuse of children in Border Patrol custody

Serious incident reports, made public by the ACLU, show alleged abuse of children by federal law enforcement agents during the Obama administration → Read More

A group of Latina women are building a shelter for Muslim migrants in Tijuana

In response to the growing number of Muslim migrants south of the border, the Latina Muslim Foundation is raising money to build a shelter for both Muslim migrants and deported women and children of all faiths. → Read More

Cuban asylum seekers once welcomed into the U.S. face new roadblocks with Remain in Mexico

Cuban asylum seekers who have had a clear path to legal status in the United States since the 1960s are now finding that route blocked by the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy, according to lawyers representing Cuban nationals. → Read More

This travel fund helps lawyers fly to the border and help asylum seekers

The Project Corazon Travel Fund has more than 45 million air miles that immigration lawyers can use to fly to the U.S.-Mexico border and help migrants seeking asylum. → Read More

Remain in Mexico: Migrants who may not be subject to policy continue to end up in Mexico

Human Rights First published a report last week which argued that the federal government is not using the discretion available to them under Remain in Mexico to determine who should be exempt → Read More

Tijuana has become an unlikely hub for Japanese anime fans

With three different anime cafes and multiple anime conventions throughout the year, Tijuana has become known for its love of Japanese pop culture → Read More

Want to interview cartel hit men or human smugglers? These men and women can make it happen

Tijuana's "fixers" help foreign journalists translate interviews, contact sources, scout locations, and do all of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into award-winning news stories about the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Supreme Court prepares for oral arguments on DACA case

The Supreme Court, which decided to take on the case in June, is set to hear oral arguments on the case in November. Experts expect a final decision to come summer 2020. → Read More