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 narco corridos, or songs celebrating

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 your digital journalism project.” The

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 anti-trafficking. For more info of

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 and electronics. This workshop marks

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 pilot program launched by the

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 to help them organize around

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 flights have been suspended temporarily.

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 raise ocean conservation awareness among

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 La Mesa courthouse have benefitted

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 economic growth in the Tijuana-San

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 Astiazarán, Mayor of Tijuana; friends

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 for dignity and equality for

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 CETYS University and the U.S.

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 local startups currently being incubated

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 on current research projects on

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 and public sector, opened on

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 United States in an effort

Consulate Tijuana is part of ExpoUniversity Fair

Consulate was part of Expo Universidad at “Lazaro Cardenas High School” the biggest education fair in Tijuana. During the education outreach event , Consulate staff mounted an Education USA stand where they provided advising information to local students about studying in the U.S.

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 academic issues pertaining to the

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 is a career Foreign Service

Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Season 2015

Hurricane Season The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and U.S. Consulates General in Mexico remind U.S. citizens that hurricane season is from May 15 to November 30 in the Pacific, and from June 1 to November 30 in the Atlantic.  In the coming days, the Department of State will also issue a Travel Alert to remind U.S. citizens around the

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 José Guerra, Defense Secretary Salvador

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 and the Bilateral Forum on

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 to staff and operate all

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