Opening of Realigned I-5 South Segment to Mexico

The governments of the United States and Mexico are pleased to announce the opening of the newly realigned segment of the Interstate 5 (I-5) south freeway to Mexico at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) on January 25. The new temporary segment offers a softened curve to the Mexican inspection station, El Chaparral, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Norma

The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that, as of 7:00 a.m Pacific Time, the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for Tropical Storm Norma.  There are no coastal watches in effect as of this time, but interests in Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of the storm.  Swells generated by Norma ...
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Tropical Storm Lidia

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens Tropical Storm Lidia August 31, 2017 The U.S. Consulates General in Tijuana and Hermosillo caution U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Lidia is causing conditions to deteriorate across Southern Baja California Sur as it moves toward and over the Baja Peninsula. Ports, public transportation, businesses, and schools in Mazatlán and Baja ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen-E in Baja Sur

The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that as of 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for a potential tropical storm.  Strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and the system could become a hurricane by Thursday or Friday.  The disturbance is expected to become a tropical ...
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Cross-Border Support for San Diego’s Pride Parade

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana joined forces with the Mexican Consulate in San Diego to participate in San Diego’s prominent annual Pride parade on July 15. Consul General Will Ostick led the U.S. half of the contingent, and Consul General Marcela Celorio led the Mexican half. Both were joined by diplomats, local staff, families, and ...
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Consulate Tijuana celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Will Ostick, Consul General of the U.S. in Tijuana, welcomed guests to the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana to celebrate the 241th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States. Guests included Francisco Rueda, Lieutenant Governor of Baja California, Juan Manuel Gastélum, Mayor of Tijuana, and friends and partners  who collaborate with the U.S. Consulate ...
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COMIC-CON representative visits Tijuana

As part of the comic contest #ARTEvsVIOLENCIA the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana invited David Glanzer, Director of Communication and Strategy for COMIC-CON the world’s largest comics and entertainment convention to Tijuana. During his visit David Glanzer  conducted a lecture in which he talked about the history and evolution of COMIC-CON throughout the years and the ...
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Consulate Tijuana promotes sustainable craft beer production in Baja

Dana Villeneuve, a specialist in sustainable craft beer production from New Belgium Brewery of North Carolina, visited Tijuana and Ensenada to share her experience with local producers about best practices on the sustainable craft beer production. During her Baja visit, she held a conference about sustainable craft beer production with local craft brewers at Cerveceria ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events Tijuana cartels have made threats of violence against “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in narco corridos, or songs celebrating criminal exploits—and music venues host them. Each band tends to be associated with a particular cartel; therefore, they are viewed as ...
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Visual effects and video games artist visits Tijuana

David Andrade of Theory Animation Studios visited Tijuana to hold a conference where he shared his knowledge and passion for visual effects, video games, and animation projects with local artists and participants of the comics contest #ARTEvsVIOLENCIA. David has worked on projects for HBO, CBS and VFX. He also offered career advice to attendants and ...
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Mexicali kids shine in the Makey Makey science competition sponsored by US Consulate Tijuana and Garage Hub

At the annual #Cruce2PM tech and innovation event, Mexicali public school students presented their creative and problem-solving projects using JoyLabz-provided Makey Makey toys used to teach kids to code. A panel of judges including Will Ostick, Consul General in Tijuana, as well as representatives of Innovation Labs, Skyworks, Honeywell, and Baja California’s Educational System, evaluated ...
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Successful artists return home to Tijuana

Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua, husband-and-wife team and director and animator of the film “Book of Life” met with local students, academics, artists, and the creative community to talk about their experiences in the world of animation and in Hollywood. The visit of both artists is part of the ongoing contest run by the Consulate, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events March 17, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana informs U.S. citizens that in the past two months, drug trafficking organizations have made a number of threats of violence against music venues that are hosting “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in ...
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Digital Journalism Workshops in Tijuana and Mexicali

Janine Warner, a pioneer in digital entrepreneurship and online education worldwide, conducted the Digital Journalism Workshop: “Innovations in New Digital Media,” aimed at journalists and students from Tijuana and Mexicali. The workshop focused on topics such as “Entrepreneurial Journalism: How to promote and monetize digital media,” “Opportunities and failures,” and “The five keys to success on ...
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U.S. Consulate Tijuana launches COMICS Competition #ARTEvsVIOLENCIA

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, in partnership with Fundación EnTijuanarte and Halaken Telar Juvenil, announced #ArteVSViolencia, a contest to develop a superhero or comic strip to combat trafficking in persons. Preeti Shah, Public Affairs Officer, highlighted the need to reach young audiences via comics, and the goal of using arts as a vehicle for messages of empowerment and ...
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Garage Hub and US Consulate in Tijuana train Mexicali teachers on STEAM

The US Consulate in Tijuana and Garage Hub launched the “Interactive Workshop on The ABC of Invention, and How to Do and Design” conducted  by Tom Heck, Vice-President of the Makey-Makey Education Project. The workshop was aimed at Mexicali STEAM teachers who learned techniques to teach invention literacy, and how to use design thinking via a Makey-Makey,  an electronic device that teaches programming ...
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U.S. Consulate Tijuana supports local journalists with English Training

Journalists from Tijuana started an English language training course with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana. The training for 15 journalists from Tijuana will be conducted by instructors of the school of languages of CETYS University. The 10 week intense English training will focus on topics related to journalism. This is a ...
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LGBTI Activist and Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation visits Tijuana, Hermosillo and Nogales

Last week, the US Consulate in Tijuana welcomed Jason Marsden, Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, an organization that seeks to eliminate hatred by replacing it with understanding, compassion and acceptance. As part of Jason Marsden’s visit, he met with civil society organizations in Nogales, Hermosillo and Tijuana that work with the LGBTI community ...
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Statement By Secretary Johnson On Haiti

On September 22, I announced that we would resume removals of Haitian nationals in accordance with our existing enforcement priorities. This means we will prioritize the removal of individuals, including Haitian nationals, recently apprehended at or between ports of entry. That has not changed in light of Hurricane Matthew. In light of Hurricane Matthew, removal ...
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Surfing and taking care of the ocean with children in Tijuana

The US Consulate in Tijuana joined forces with Surfrider Foundation in Baja California and Proyecto Fronterizo de Educación Ambiental (Border Environmental Education Program) to conduct surfing clinics for children of the Boys and Girls Club of Tijuana and of the local foster homes “Eunime” and “La Promesa.” The goal of the surfing clinics was to ...
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Tijuana Visit Showcases Continued Advances in State Penitentiary System

Tijuana, Baja California, September 9, 2016 — Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel S. Foote from the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) today completed a two-day visit to Tijuana where he visited the CERESO El Hongo II state penitentiary facility and the La Mesa courthouse, Tijuana. Both CERESO El Hongo II and the ...
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US Ambassador, Roberta Jacobson, attends the opening of the new pedestrian crossing “PedWest”

Ambassador Jacobson attended the opening ceremony of the new pedestrian crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, known as “PedWest”. Designed to expedite pedestrian crossings between Tijuana and San Diego, the new bridge will serve approximately 70% of the 20,000 persons that walk across the border daily and will enhance border security and continued ...
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Tijuana Consulate celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Will Ostick, Consul General of the U.S. in Tijuana  welcomed the guests who attended the reception to celebrate the 240th  Anniversary of the United States Independence. The reception took place at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana. Among the guests who attended  the ceremony where  Francisco Vega de la Madrid, Governor of Baja California.; Jorge ...
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U.S. Consulate General Tijuana raises LGBT flag in honor of LGBT Pride Month

Will Ostick, U.S. Consul General in Tijuana, raised the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) flag at the U.S. Consulate Tijuana as part of LGBT Pride Month. We recognize the contributions of the LGBT community to society and support equal rights for the LGBT community in the United States and around the world. “The fight ...
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Volleyball Clinics to local coaches in Tijuana

Kevin Ring, Head Volleyball Coach at the University of California in San Diego, visited CETYS University  Tijuana to conduct a volleyball clinic for local coaches and share with them the fundamentals of offense and defense, as well as specific tactics and strategies for coaching volleyball. This volleyball clinic was made possible due to the partnership of ...
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Entrepreneur from California shared his experience with local startups from Tijuana

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana,  in collaboration with MIND Hub-Business Incubator invited Rob Ryan to visit Tijuana to share his experiences and knowledge with entrepreneurial undergraduates and the founders of local startups. As part of Rob Ryan’s visit he toured the facilities of the BIT Center, a public-private co-working space, and met with the founders of ...
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Tijuana Scientist from UCSD visits local universities

Dr. Olivia Graeve, Professor of Mechanics and Materials at the University of California, San Diego visited Tijuana to share experiences and advice with engineering students at the State University of Baja California, Valle Las Palmas Campus and at Technological University of Tijuana. The lectures highlighted the importance of STEM Education. Dr. Graeve shared her work ...
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Mexican and U.S. Officials Inaugurate Cross Border Xpress (CBX) – The Tijuana Airport Terminal – In San Diego

April 7, 2016 (San Diego) – Cross Border Xpress (CBX) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) welcomed federal, state and local officials and dignitaries from the United States and Mexico to formally inaugurate the only international border crossing in the world that connects directly to an international airport.  CBX, an innovative partnership between the private ...
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CBP Commissioner Inaugurates Cargo Pre-Inspection Program Pilot at Mesa de Otay, Tijuana

San Diego — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Mexican Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Luis Videgaray were in Mesa de Otay, Tijuana, Mexico today to inaugurate the U.S.-Mexico Cargo Pre-Inspection Program pilot. Under the Program, certain cargo is to be pre-inspected in Mexico prior to crossing the border into the ...
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New Public Affairs Officer

Tijuana, B. C., October 1, 2015. – The American Consulate General in Tijuana is pleased to announce the arrival of Preeti Shah as the new Public Affairs Officer in Tijuana. Ms. Shah will be serving in Tijuana for the next three years. As Public Affairs Officer, Ms. Shah is responsible for all media, cultural and ...
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New Consul General

Tijuana, B. C., July 30, 2015. – The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana is pleased to announce the arrival of William A. Ostick as the new Consul General in Tijuana as of July 30th, 2015. Mr. Ostick will serve in Tijuana for the next three years, with jurisdiction over the Baja California Peninsula. Will Ostick ...
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U.S. Ambassador Supports Mexican Efforts to Protect the Vaquita in Gulf of California

Tijuana, B. C., April 16, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in the port of San Felipe, Baja California for the Mexican government’s announcement of measures to protect two highly endangered native marine species, the totoaba fish, and the vaquita marina, a small porpoise.  Environment Secretary Juan ...
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University Presidents’ Summit Tijuana-San Diego

The University Presidents’ Summit, held today at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana, brought together the presidents and rectors of the principal universities from both sides of the border in order to launch the CaliBaja Consortium for Higher Education. Today’s meeting is part of our efforts under both the 100,000 Strong in the America’s initiative ...
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Reopening northbound primary inspection lanes

Binational Communication San Ysidro Land Port of Entry The Governments of the United States and Mexico advise that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) reopened northbound primary inspection lanes 2 – 8 at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials will have the ability ...
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