Gustavo Solis, The Union-Tribune

Gustavo Solis

The Union-Tribune

San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Gustavo:

'Safe third party' migration agreement with Guatemala violates law, attorneys general claim

22 attorneys general are urging the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a new policy that required Central American asylum seekers to ask for protection in Guatemala and Mexico before coming to the U.S. → Read More

Remain in Mexico: migrants face uphill climb to get out of program

Vulnerable migrants who face persecution in Mexico are having a hard time getting out of the Remain in Mexico program because the federal government is limiting their access to attorneys and preventing them from preparing for asylum interviews, immigration lawyers claim. → Read More

Netflix show 'Taco Chronicles' shines light on Tijuana taco shop

Since Tacos El Franc was featured on the Netflix show, business is up more than 20 percent → Read More

New fence replaces decades old border wall in San Diego

Along a dirt road situated between slums in eastern Tijuana and warehouses in Otay Mesa, border patrol agents celebrated the completion of a $147 million border wall replacement project Friday. → Read More

Feds investigating border surveillance program that targeted U.S. citizens

The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General launched an investigation into a covert surveillance program that tracked journalists, lawyers, and humanitarian workers traveling from San Diego to Tijuana. → Read More

Asylum seekers report theft, exploitation in Mexicali's migrant shelters

With little oversight and almost zero public funding, migrant shelters in Mexicali provide dangerous living conditions and exploit the vulnerable people they are meant to protect, advocates claim. → Read More

San Diego's top prosecutor calls rise in fentanyl overdose deaths 'a crisis'

At this pace, the region will have 130 fentanyl overdose deaths by the end of the year – which would represent a 47 percent increase from last year and a 787 percent increase from five years ago, said U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California Robert Brewer. → Read More

Cross-border schooling ends Tijuana Little League dream of making World Series

The talented team of youngsters were disqualified during the Mexican nationals in July after another team complained that three players attended school in the U.S. → Read More

Remain in Mexico: Not a single migrant has been granted asylum, data shows

A new report from Syracuse University shows that asylum seekers in the Remain in Mexico program are struggling to find legal representation, which hurts their chances of receiving asylum in the United States. → Read More

Federal government sued over surveillance program

Starting October 2018, federal law informant agencies including Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement began tracking almost 60 people working in Tijuana, leading them to be harassed and detained while entering Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry, according to a complaint filed in court Tuesday. → Read More

San Diego representatives want $2 billion to help stop cross-border sewage flows

The San Diego congressional delegation announced a legislative package that could allocate up to $2 billion in funding for infrastructure projects along the U.S.-Mexico border, including projects to stop the flow of toxic wastewater from Tijuana to the Pacific Ocean. → Read More

Asylum seekers continue to wait in Tijuana, despite Trump's new rules

Migrants from Cameroon, Ghana, Honduras and Guatemala continue to wait to claim asylum in the United States despite a new Trump administration policy aimed at preventing them from entering the country through the southern border. → Read More

Coronado pushes back on future development along the Ferry Landing

The Port of San Diego's Master Plan Update calls for up to 350 new hotel rooms and up to 10,000 square feet of mixed-use office and commercial space in the Ferry Landing → Read More

This volunteer patrol warns immigrants if ICE is in their neighborhoods

In San Diego, advocates respond to the Trump administration's threats of more deportations by warning immigrants whenever Immigration and Customs Enforcement is nearby. → Read More

Pro-immigrant demonstrators protest outside Otay Mesa Detention Center

This demonstration was part of a series of protests in more than 170 cities across the United States dubbed, “Close the Camps.” The name is a reference to some Democratic members of Congress describing immigration detention centers as, “concentration camps.” → Read More

Migrants returned to Mexico describe “impossible situation”

Under the return to Mexico program, Asylum seekers are being asked to wait months on end in an unstable housing situation with limited access to work permits in a dangerous country, advocates say. → Read More

How non-traditional families are separated at the border

Juan and Ana raised a little girl together. The two will have another child next month. But they aren't legally married. So they aren't considered a family. → Read More

Coronado cuts preliminary state housing requirement by 1,000 units

The small coastal city has been vocal of reducing the number of housing units it is required to build as the San Diego Association of Governments decides where to build 171,000 new housing units. → Read More

Union accuses Chula Vista councilwoman of retaliating against employee

The same labor union behind an effort to recall Councilmember Jill Galvez claims that she retaliated against an employee who criticized her proposed budget cuts. → Read More

Chula Vista’s $1 billion hotel and convention center just took a major step forward

The Port of San Diego authorized the project's Coastal Development Permit Tuesday, a "momentous" step forward for the long-awaited development → Read More