Category: Baja

  • Two Sides of the Border Story

    Two Sides of the Border Story

    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.

  • Learning a Language in Your 40s

    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.

  • A Foot on Each Side

    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. […]

  • One Year In

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • Our first season in Baja, Part One

    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.