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Past articles by Salvador:

‘5th COVID-19 wave’ hitting Baja California and Tijuana

The state is experiencing “a fifth wave” of COVID-19 with a sharp increase in cases over the last few weeks, most involved the new BA.5 subvariant. → Read More

Tijuana officials fence in border campsite for migrants, catching many of them by surprise

On Thursday night, hundreds of police officers, maintenance crews, social workers and other city of Tijuana employees descended on the migrant camp just south of the San Ysidro Port of Entry surprising residents and in some cases frightening them. The goal was to set up a perimeter fence and to begin a census. → Read More

TikTok creator stuns street vendors with a $1,000 cash gifts

Jesus Morales said he saw a video of someone giving away money to a street vendor a few years back and decided to try it for himself … and it changed his life. → Read More

Interactive border-wall mural offers glimpse into lives of deported migrants

A mural depicting 15 deportees from the United States is now up on the border barrier between San Diego and Tijuana. → Read More

Clowns and mimes must pay ‘excessive’ fees to perform in Tijuana park

TIJUANA (Border Report) — Morelos Park is a large green space with carnival rides, a small zoo, large replicas of dinosaurs and a small open-air theater where clowns and mimes put on free performances for visitors. → Read More

Health officials say Baja California has met its COVID-19 vaccination goal for lifting border restrictions

The Mexican border state of Baja California has eclipsed the 70 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate and now enjoys herd immunity, state Health Secretary Alonso Pérez Rico said. → Read More

San Diego’s migrant shelter wraps up operations ahead of July deadline

Since March, the San Diego Convention Center has been housing young minors who crossed the border without their parents or family, so-called unaccompanied minors. The last of the migrants, 11 girls, were expected to leave before midnight this morning. → Read More

Protests in Mexico surround Kamala Harris visit south of the border

Members of a group called Angels Without Borders staged a demonstration this week outside the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana to protest what they call is intrusive American influence over Mexico. → Read More

MORENA Party sweeps major elections in Baja California

With more than 85 percent of votes counted, it appears Baja California will have its first woman governor, and she’s a member of the MORENA Party headed by Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. → Read More

MPP cancellation not enough to help asylum-seekers, California attorney says

While migrant advocates and attorneys are applauding the cancellation of the Migrant Protection Protocol program, they say it’s not enough to help asylum seekers. → Read More

USCIS offices to remove facemask requisites for vaccinated clients

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating its visitor policy to allow fully-vaccinated individuals access to USCIS facilities without facemasks. → Read More

Tijuana official scoffs at steady wave of migrant expulsions and deportations from California

On average per day, 200 Mexican nationals are being expelled through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry according to a city of Tijuana migrant agency. → Read More

Migrants from Tijuana campsite gather at border, plead for Biden to ‘have mercy and let them in’

A large group of migrants walked right up to the San Ysidro Port of entry screaming and holding up handmade signs that read "we want an answer, we're in danger, we want asylum." It was part of a demonstration staged by hundreds of migrants who have been living at a makeshift campsite just south of the border since mid-February. → Read More

Baja California going after American tourists post-pandemic

The state of Baja California in northern Mexico is unveiling a new campaign as a way to bring back American visitors as the pandemic winds downs. → Read More

Raw sewage from Mexico continues to taint Southern California beaches, efforts to stop it fall short

Raw sewage from Mexico flowing north of the border is a problem that has persisted between San Diego and Tijuana for decades. It's still happening in spite of repairs made by the city of Tijuana and the state of Baja California. → Read More

Volunteers sought to help asylum-seekers entering California

San Diego Rapid Response Network is asking for volunteers and additional staff to help process and service asylum seekers coming into Southern California. → Read More

Former Miss Universe to consider run for governor of Baja California

Former Miss Universe Lupita Jones has formally agreed to consider running for governor of Baja California, the Mexican state directly south of California. → Read More

Baja California governor says state on the brink of reopening ‘all economic drivers’

Baja California Governor Jaime Bonilla is assuring people that within the next few weeks, his state's color-tier system will drop from red to green, meaning everything will be pretty much back to normal in terms of business operations. → Read More

New film documents plight of migrants forced to wait out asylum process in Mexico

A documentary film about the plight of people waiting under the Migrant Protocols Program in Mexico is about to be released. It was produced by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, which has offices throughout the world. → Read More

Asylum-seeker campground on Tijuana border grows as frustration with online registry mounts

An impromptu campground has started to mushroom with migrants wanting to get in line to cross the border into the United States just south of the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Already, about 200 people have moved in. → Read More