Mexican/American/Mexican curated by Laura Migliorino at 801 Lofts in Minneapolis Mexican/American/Mexican curated by Laura Migliorino at 801 Lofts in Minneapolis
Department of Homeland Security calls McCaul & Congress Border Bill HR 399 “extreme” Department of Homeland Security calls McCaul & Congress Border Bill HR 399 “extreme”
Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement
Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border
Tijuana Photo of the Day El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana

El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana

El Club Margaritas (The Daisy Club) is a group of women in the Colonia Camino Verde who meet to practice the traditional folkloric dances of Mexico. Here friends Mari Orozco, Olga Sifuentes, María Luisa Limón, Rosita Rodriguez pose for the camera at the 30th Anniversary Festival of Colonia Camino Verde […]

Border Wall Department of Homeland Security calls McCaul & Congress Border Bill HR 399 “extreme”

Department of Homeland Security calls McCaul & Congress Border Bill HR 399 “extreme”

DHS rejects Congress’s “Secure Our Borders First Bill” In a statement released yesterday by the press office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Jeh C. Johnson called out the Congress for proposing a border bill that he claims will actually undermine border patrol capacity to adapt to emerging […]

Migrant Stories Outsourcing workers: deported grandfather finds a U.S. job in Tijuana

Outsourcing workers: deported grandfather finds a U.S. job in Tijuana

Robert Vivar, a father and grandfather, made a good living working construction in Corona, California. That is, until he was tracked down by ICE and deported in 2011. Now, along with thousands of others recently deported from the U.S., Vivar works at Telvista, a call center and one of the […]

Tijuana Colonias Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement

Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement

Slide show and discussion on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 PM in San Diego’s Art Produce Gallery, on University Avenue in North Park Tijuana is thriving. And you see this mostly in Tijuana’s neighborhoods, its rows of new master-planned communities decorating the landscape, “For Sale” signs on every corner. An […]

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Mexican/American/Mexican curated by Laura Migliorino at 801 Lofts in Minneapolis
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Mexican/American/Mexican curated by Laura Migliorino at 801 Lofts in Minneapolis

801 Washington Lofts
 Art at 801 Gallery presents our 10th Year of art shows Mexican/American/Mexican Curated by Laura Migliorino Featuring Selma Fernandez, David Maung, Jill Holslin, Jorge Santiago  Opening reception Saturday, June 20th, 2015 6pm to 9pm Show runs through September Photographer Laura Migliorino has curated a show of photographers […]

Department of Homeland Security calls McCaul & Congress Border Bill HR 399 “extreme”
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Department of Homeland Security calls McCaul & Congress Border Bill HR 399 “extreme”

DHS rejects Congress’s “Secure Our Borders First Bill” In a statement released yesterday by the press office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Jeh C. Johnson called out the Congress for proposing a border bill that he claims will actually undermine border patrol capacity to adapt to emerging […]

San Diegans Concerned About McCaul Bill Calling For Militarization of Southern Border
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San Diegans Concerned About McCaul Bill Calling For Militarization of Southern Border

San Diego: The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) expresses its concern about the H.R. 399, “Secure Our Borders First Act,” a border enforcement-only bill introduced on January 16, 2015 by Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX), which seeks to further militarize border communities. The bill is a misguided attempt at addressing […]

Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement
Tijuana Colonias

Convivencia Ciudadana lifts up Tijuana’s neighborhoods with art and engagement

Slide show and discussion on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 PM in San Diego’s Art Produce Gallery, on University Avenue in North Park Tijuana is thriving. And you see this mostly in Tijuana’s neighborhoods, its rows of new master-planned communities decorating the landscape, “For Sale” signs on every corner. An […]

Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border
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Operation Gatekeeper: 20 Years of Militarizing the Border

San Diego, CA:  On October 1, 1994, the federal government implemented Operation Gatekeeper along the California border with Mexico, as part of a larger border enforcement strategy. Gatekeeper had the intention of pushing the migrant flow away from urban areas and into less visible, but inhospitable and harsh terrain. Today, on its […]

El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana
Tijuana Photo of the Day

El Club Margaritas de Camino Verde, Tijuana

El Club Margaritas (The Daisy Club) is a group of women in the Colonia Camino Verde who meet to practice the traditional folkloric dances of Mexico. Here friends Mari Orozco, Olga Sifuentes, María Luisa Limón, Rosita Rodriguez pose for the camera at the 30th Anniversary Festival of Colonia Camino Verde […]

Ciudad en Diálogo/ City in Dialogue: Tijuana artists engage with the urban landscape
Tijuana Urban Art

Ciudad en Diálogo/ City in Dialogue: Tijuana artists engage with the urban landscape

“Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves.” –Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American […]

Questions remain in Border Patrol shooting of Nogales teenager José Antonio Elena Rodríguez
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Questions remain in Border Patrol shooting of Nogales teenager José Antonio Elena Rodríguez

On the night of October 10, 2012, a Border Patrol agent in Nogales, Arizona fired at least 14 shots from his assault rifle into Nogales, Sonora. Teenager José Antonio Elena Rodriguez was hit twice in the head and four times in the chest and was killed. The Border Patrol claimed […]

Creative Mornings Tijuana: Tijuana unites with creatives worldwide
Tijuana Urban Art

Creative Mornings Tijuana: Tijuana unites with creatives worldwide

Most people think they are more creative in the morning. Well, this morning Tijuana tested the theory with its second “Creative Mornings” event. At 8 AM at the offices of the advertising agency Fotográfika in downtown Tijuana, the creative community of the city gathered for gourmet coffee, delicious fresh breads, […]

Optica Cancun, Centro Tijuana
Tijuana Photo of the Day

Optica Cancun, Centro Tijuana

Optica Cancun expresses the texture, color, and style of downtown Tijuana.