Tijuana (/tiːˈwɑːnə/tee-WHAH-nə; Spanish:[tiˈxwana]) is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the internationalSan Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. As an industrial and financial center of Mexico, Tijuana exerts a strong influence on economics, education, culture, art, and politics. As the city has become a leading center in the country, so has the surrounding metropolitan area, a major industrial and paramount metropolis in northwestern Mexico. Currently one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Mexico, Tijuana maintains global city status. As of 2015, the city of Tijuana had a population of 1,696,923.
On the Gold Coast of Baja California, Tijuana is the municipal seat, cultural, and commercial center of Tijuana Municipality, covering 70% of the municipality but with over 80% of its population. A dominant manufacturing center of the North American continent, the city maintains facilities of numerous multinationalconglomerate companies. The 2000s (decade) saw Tijuana become the medical device manufacturing capital of North America. Also a growing cultural center, Tijuana has been recognized as a most important new cultural mecca. The city is the most visited border city in the globe; sharing an approximate 24-kilometre-long border (15mi) with its sister city San Diego, over fifty million people annually cross the border between these two cities. This metropolitan crossing makes the San Ysidro Port of Entry the busiest land-border crossing in the world. It is estimated that the two border crossing stations between the cities proper of San Diego and Tijuana account for 300,000 daily border crossings alone.
The Tijuana River has two main tributaries. One the Arroyo de Alamar or Rio Alamar, runs in its upper reaches in the United States as Cottonwood Creek. It runs from its source in the Laguna Mountains southwestward where it is impounded in by two dams, Barrett and Morena, to supply water to the city of San Diego. Cottonwood Creek is joined by the Tecate Creek before it enters Mexico where it is known as the Arroyo de Alamar from the point where it enters Mexico to its confluence with the larger tributary, the Arroyo de las Palmas, that forms the headwaters of the Tijuana River within the city.
Tijuana Municipality is a municipality in the Mexicanstate of Baja California. Its municipal seat is located in the city of Tijuana. According to the 2010 census, the municipality had a population of 1,559,683 inhabitants, of whom 1,300,983, or 83.4%, lived in the city of Tijuana. The municipality maintained its position as 3rd most populated nationally as of 2015 census, only behind Ecatepec de Morelos and Itzapalapa (DF). Carlos Bustamante Anchondo of the PRI is the current municipal president. Most notably, residents from Tijuana city, which barely budged in population, moved to the municipality in the 5 years preceding the 2010 Census, indeed the non-city portion has gained over 140,000 residents. Much of this historic movement could be explained by the drug violence, as residents seek isolated suburban communities outside city limits to escape it. The municipality comprises the largest part of the Tijuana metropolitan area.
Many people don’t have adequate access to housing or medical care, and the ability to isolate for protection from COVID-19 is nearly non-existent, according to HollieWebb, a supervising attorney at Al Otro Lado, an organisation that provides legal and humanitarian support to asylum seekers and migrants in Tijuana, Mexico.
Other Haitians have been living in Tijuana, just across the border from San Diego, since as early as 2016 ... A December report by Refugees International that surveyed Haitian migrants in Tijuana found that they were targets for criminals, and had a hard time accessing basic services and finding stable work due to racism and a lack of legal status.
The changing dynamic has to do with the reversal of the legal fortunes of abortion rights on both sides of the border and the expertise of Mexican activists in helping women overcome legal and social barriers ...Lira, part of the Tijuana advocacy collective called Feminist Accompaniment - Tijuana SafeAbortionNetwork.
The changing dynamic has to do with the reversal of the legal fortunes of abortion rights on both sides of the border and the expertise of Mexican activists in helping women overcome legal and social barriers.READ MORE ...Lira, part of the Tijuana advocacy collective called Feminist Accompaniment – Tijuana SafeAbortionNetwork.
(CLINIC), a nonprofit that provides legal aid to immigrants ...Al Otro Lado, a nonprofit legal and humanitarian aid organization based in Southern California and Tijuana, says so far in 2021, it has paid nearly $38,500 in direct support while aiding the return of 31 parents.
Using CrossBorder Xpress at TijuanaInternational Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Tijuana International Airport directly connects with the US through a private border crossing called Cross Border Xpress ... I put Cross Border Xpress to the test by flying from New York to Tijuana and immediately crossing back into the US.
Now it is also the day that RobertVivar — an activist who worked to support deported veterans after his own deportation to Tijuana — was allowed to come home... And Shikman and Lee convinced the Board of Immigration Appeals to undo Vivar’s deportation order and restore his status as a legal permanent resident.
SAN DIEGO — When Carlitos, a 2-year-old boy from Guatemala, was finally allowed to enter the United States from Tijuana, it was in an ambulance ... Most parole requests, according to Webb, who works for Al Otro Lado, a legal services nonprofit that supports migrants in Tijuana, are either left pending indefinitely or denied with little explanation.
When Carlitos, a 2-year-old boy from Guatemala, was finally allowed to enter the United States from Tijuana, it was in an ambulance ... Most parole requests, according to Webb, who works for Al Otro Lado, a legal services nonprofit that supports migrants in Tijuana, are either left pending indefinitely or denied with little explanation.
"It's already worse than I could have ever imagined, so I guess it's going to keep getting worse the more people they send here," said Erika Pinheiro, litigation and policy director for Al Otro Lado, a legal services nonprofit based in Tijuana that supports asylum seekers.
“Anytime you are imposing an expedited process, you run the risk that people’s due process rights will be infringed upon,” said Nicole Ramos, who works with asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico, as part of the legal aid group Al Otro Lado’s Border Rights Project.