Two Sides of the Border Story

Thousands of cars cross from Mexico into the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry each day.

Illegal immigration is a problem for both the United States and Mexico. But I’m guessing you’re only sort of familiar with the problem from the American perspective? Each day tens of thousands of Americans illegally enter Mexico without proper documentation. Most tourists don’t realize that their illegal entry invalidates their car insurance without proper documentation,…… Continue reading Two Sides of the Border Story

Learning a Language in Your 40s

I wish I’d paid attention in middle school. I wish I’d paid attention in high school. I wish I’d paid attention in college. But I didn’t. Maybe if I knew back then that one day I’d really need to know how to speak Spanish I might have tried harder. But I didn’t. I learned what…… Continue reading Learning a Language in Your 40s

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A Foot on Each Side

My life is in San Diego. We live here. I’m as involved locally as I’ve ever been. My work is here. My friends are here. My home is here. My bills are here. Everything is here. I live here in Rolando. My life is also in Tijuana and Ensenada, two cities in Baja California, Mexico.…… Continue reading A Foot on Each Side

One Year In

It’s been a year since I’ve got involved in working with asylum seekers at the border. Remember the migrant caravan? That was a year ago.  And I think we need a reset. Let’s get back to the basic question of, “Why are people coming here to seek asylum?”  Here’s where I want to start. The…… Continue reading One Year In

The power of Twitter

Before we move on with a new week I want to take a second to celebrate something incredible from last week.  Last Sunday, I was contacted by a friend of a friend in the Pacific Northwest who was seeking information about a 19 year old Honduran woman who was making a migrant journey through Mexico…… Continue reading The power of Twitter

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Stories about Mexico

Pro tip: If you hear a negative story about Mexico it is probably not true. Check with other sources before coming to a conclusion.Adam McLane

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Our first season in Baja, Part One

It’s tough to summarize something as expansive and emotional as my last three weeks of leading mission trips in Ensenada for Praying Pelican Missions, but allow me the liberty of attempting such a thing… here’s Part One. A Little History Things in Baja really got started last summer when my friends at Praying Pelican Missions…… Continue reading Our first season in Baja, Part One

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