April 12, 1993 |
It was 3:30 p.m., the busiest time of the day, and dozens of 18-wheeler rigs and other commercial trucks lined up for the afternoon blitz from Mexico through the Otay Mesa port of entry. Moving commercial goods into the country as quickly and painlessly as possible is one of the chief aims of the U.S. Customs Service, and on this weekday, the agency appeared to be achieving that goal.
January 14, 1995 |
Seventeen law enforcement agencies have joined forces in a unique operation intended to shut down the "cocaine corridor" of the Imperial Valley desert, U.S. Deputy Atty. Gen. Jamie Gorelick announced Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1990 |
Ruben Calderon, a farmer from the Mexican state of Guerrero, wanted to visit his four children in Orange County. Unable to obtain a visa to enter the United States, Calderon, 59, decided to cross illegally via the Tijuana-San Diego border, a route he knew well from his years as an undocumented strawberry picker in California, according to an account provided by his son, Rodolfo Calderon, who now lives in Santa Ana.
June 3, 1996 |
Remember who your friends are, Texas Gov. George W. Bush admonished the Republican presidential candidates last summer. He was not referring to himself or other boosters of the GOP. Instead, Bush said he was talking about the people of Mexico, who, he argued, have been offended by his party's tough talk on issues such as illegal immigration. Without mentioning names, Bush's message was partly directed at the White House candidate from California at that time, Gov. Pete Wilson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1990 |
After spending the day at Disneyland with her son and daughter, Sharon Fisk was weary but alert as she steered her car south on Interstate 5 toward San Diego. It was to be a long and routine drive that Tuesday night earlier this month. But just a few minutes past San Clemente, the tedium quickly turned ugly. Out of the darkness, an 8-year-old boy dashed in front of Fisk's car, and in minutes he was dead.
August 15, 1996 |
If the Republican National Convention has been the scene of a political offensive against illegal immigration along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, this back-country refuge for smugglers and emigres is its true battleground. As speakers at the convention took up U.S. immigration policy Wednesday, illegal immigrants continued to trudge through the treacherous desert canyons and gorges of eastern San Diego County with the single goal of survival.
August 17, 1990 |
Mexican authorities finally succeeded Thursday in contacting the family of an 8-year-old undocumented Mexican boy struck by a car and killed last week along Interstate 5 in North San Diego County, a Mexican official said. The disconsolate mother of the dead boy indicated the family is unable to afford a burial.
March 10, 1995 |
Stepped-up enforcement along the Mexican border in California has succeeded in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants near the Imperial Beach station, senior Immigration and Naturalization Service officials said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1990 |
Stunned by the second freeway death of a Latino child within 24 hours, human rights activists Thursday called for removal of the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 5 as state officials pondered "radical" steps to reduce risks for illegal immigrants. Late Wednesday night, a Latino youth, believed to be a teen-ager, was struck and killed in the southbound lanes about two miles south of the San Clemente checkpoint.
January 10, 1990 |
Gov. George Deukmejian delivered his final State of the State address on Tuesday, outlining an ambitious lame-duck agenda that steers California toward year-round schools, requires earthquake insurance for high-risk buildings and helps first-time home buyers. The governor--who leaves office at the end of the year--also proposed an expanded drug education program for the schools and noted that the California National Guard will increase its narcotics interdiction efforts along the Mexican border.