CBP Traveler History Resource

Bajadock: This travel history thingy would be very interesting.  But, I’m waiting to hear from anyone if they can retrieve their info as instructed in this cbp page.  Several have emailed me the same results as mine…NADA…
Release Date:
April 30, 2014

Customs and Border Protection launched a new webpage on May 1 that offers nonimmigrant U.S. visitors access to their I-94 arrival/departure record and their arrival/departure history.

The new CBP webpage allows nonimmigrant travelers to access arrival/departure records going back five years from the request date. This electronic travel-history function means that travelers may no longer need to file Freedom of Information Act requests to receive their arrival/departure history, greatly speeding their process. Travelers will have electronic access to the date and port of entry of their arrivals and departures.

When travelers visit the I-94 webpage they can retrieve their I-94 arrival/departure record number and five-year travel history by entering the required name, date of birth, and passport information.

Clicking on “Get Most Recent I-94” will return the I-94 number, most recent date of entry, class of admission and admit-until date. The information does not reflect changes of status, extension of stay or adjustments of status granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Travelers then have the option to print the record.

Clicking on “Get Travel History” will return their five-year travel history based on their I-94 records, which they also can print.

Travelers can also cancel pending Freedom of Information Act requests for travel history information—after they have received the information from the new website—by adding their FOIA Request Number and clicking on “Request FOIA Cancellation” button.

CBP began the online version of Form I-94 in April 2013. The positive public response to that streamlining prompted the agency to offer travel histories online as well.

If a traveler has lost a paper form I-94 that was issued prior to the online system and the record is not available online, the traveler can file a Form I-102, Application for Replacement/Initial Non-Immigrant Arrival-Departure Document, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Border Crossing Handcuffs Option

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, was sent to secondary inspection at San Ysidro from Sentri lane.  It had been several years since I got “Secondaried” and I was relaxed because my day in San Diego was simple and unstructured. Booth officer asked if I have every crossed before in this vehicle.  ME: Yes, likely 20-25 times since September when I purchased the car.  The CBP guy likely has this info on his screen.

There is a typo error on my SENTRI card(hey, that is on gov’t geeks), but all of the stuff online accurately matches my correct birth date, birth city, mailing address, physical address in Mexico, etc.  I am a U.S. citizen with legal permanent residence in Ensenada, Mexico.

Off to Secondary, was asked for driver’s license, vehicle reg and insurance doc.  Then was asked to leave vehicle and stand on opposite side of a desk putting the desk between me and vehicle.  Dog search and the screwdriver tapping search ensued.  Did the 3mph xray machine drive and was released in approx 25 minutes of total time in secondary.  Wow, that was a pretty thorough search, I thought.  Documents, dog, Xray and car inspection. Those are the max info areas to document, so you could not expect anything else, correcto???

Wednesday 18 April, 2018 had to do another San Diego tour from my home in Ensenada, zzz. Arrived at San Ysidro Sentri lane booth at about 10:20AM:

1… They are telling me to send you to Secondary Inspection.  ME: Two days in a row?  What is wrong?

2… A second CBP officer arrives, takes papers from CPB officer in booth and tells me to follow him as he walks me and car over to Secondary Inspection, a 100 yard stroll.  ME: What is going on with my profile that is throwing me to Secondary again?  The more I asked, the quieter Officer”K” got.  He directs me immediately to the vehicle Xray machine.  Before Xray, I get dog sniff drill in and around car.  Through the rays, on to a parking spot and am asked for my driver’s license.  K huddles with one other guy in little box office in my rear view mirror.  For more than 5 minutes, no news.  Suddenly a gaggle of approx 6 CPB men and women are hanging at the little office via my side mirror. And I don’t think doughnuts are part of the event.  I’m now looking at clock as I have a noon medical appointment in San Diego and I have been delayed for 20 minutes total at this point. BTW, Secondary Wednesday was approx 3x more crowded at same hour as Secondary area Tuesday.

3…CPB#3(new) shows up and asks me if they took me to the “office” on yesterday’s secondary search.  ME: No.  Because they did not take you to the office yesterday, we have to take you today.  But, for your safety, I’m going to ask you out of the car and I’m going to HANDCUFF you.  It’s a normal procedure, can happen to anyone and you are not under arrest.  ME: went from curious to agitated and stressed in 2 seconds, but, stayed quiet and respectful, other than a “what is going on to cause this?”.  “Normal procedure, can happen to anyone” was the rehearsed line. My first ever “perp walk” while cuffed was approx 50 yds south in front of the others parked in secondary.

This is the scene at San Ysidro secondary when you are cuffed and escorted to “the office”, aka la hielera(the cooler). This is a stock photo from the intertube.  FYI cameras and photos are prohibited in this area.  I have no rights to photograph officers and proceedings to document my story from Wednesday morning.

4… We enter the room on the far southeast corner of CBP building adjacent to Secondary.  Uncuffed, hands on desk, feet spread and CBP#3 empties my pockets of wallet, cash and cell phone.  Keys were instructed to be left with car.  Frisked, include “groin check” announcement with “don’t react” plus a “don’t overreact” when my huevos are tumbled. Shoes removed, inspected and feet in socks were patted down.  My 1,500MNP and 20USD currency were counted and documented. CBP#4 and 5(females) are going through my wallet.  My “wallet” is my credit cards and ID cards wrapped in a broccoli rubber band. “What do you do for work?”  ME: Retired.  “If you are retired, why do you have business cards?”  ME: Those are personal cards with my contact info.  CBP#5 with paper form: “Name, address, phone#, birthplace?”. CBP#4:”Where is your driver’s license?”. ME: “Uhhh, maybe I left it in car.  CBP#3…”Oops, I still have it!”.  Quality control is obviously lacking when you take my D.L. and your same team ask my why I don’t have my D.L. .

My stuff is put in plastic bin and placed underneath the counter at the “reception” area.

5… CBP#3 walks me over to south end of room and ankle cuffs me to a bench.  There are four others cuffed to a bench with approx 24 spots for detention.  La hielera. We are all separated by several spots.  CPB#3. “I’m going to search your car and I’ll be back”.  This was at approx 10:45.

6…The room is a big long desk without computers and approx 50 feet in length.  Concrete dark gray block tile adorn the stark walls with dim florescent lighting.  The U shape detention bench is approx 40 feet long on the south wall.  I noticed a couple of cases of mac n cheese on a shelf behind the desk. Geezo, I’m headed to jail with a lifetime diet of one of my most hated food treats.

7…After 40 minutes in La Hielera, I’m very nervous.  Big guy in tan shirt/pants with “G” logo on shoulders shows up and pulls three files from a file tree on wall.  Shouts out 3 names to identify corresponding detainees.  I hear him say “they are MCC”(a guess is Metropolitan Correctional Center San Diego?). Goes to each of the three, detaches ankle bracelet, frisks them and cuffs their hands behind them.  Walks those 3 across the room and back outside.  Uh-oh, I’m next?  At approx 50 minutes in la Hielera, CBP #6 asks CPB #4 what is taking so long with the vehicle search for “this gentleman”, pointing to me.  I hear “lunch hour and a supervisor is away”.  CBP #6 says if we don’t get news in 10 minutes, I’m going outside to find out.

8…At 11:55 CBP #7 enters door, approaches me, detaches ankle bracelet and says “you are good to go”.  It takes him 5 additional minutes to find where my phone, wallet, and cash are being stored. During my 70 minute stay in “the cooler”, I was the only one leaving uncuffed. He walks me to parking area where my car has moved approx 100 feet from where I left it. Did my Toyota get another Xray tour? I reckon so.  ME: “What is going on for all this extra detention and inspection?”  CPB#7 says you are always subject to a random inspection.  Gotta compliment them that they all have role played this one into boiler plated border speak.

I was thrilled to regain my freedom, but was furious that I was detained for more than 90 minutes.  According to various articles, a CBP “reasonable detention time” is 12 hours or less.  My record is clean, no IRS problems(filed Tuesday) and am not a drug user, no prescriptions. I’m far from a big guy and no threat to the well armed team at CBP.  Did I fit a suspected profile?  Did my car fit a suspected profile?

Yep, my blood pressure was measured at an all time high at my late medical appointment.  Doctor asked my what happened this morning.

Oops, I once forgot about an apple that was discovered at Tecate Secondary in May 2012.  That’s it!  The 2012 Apple Bandito is going down today!!!

WTF is going on?  I spent most of Thursday contacting various people and getting a FOIA(freedom of info act) request on my border crossing information.  The I94 form documenting my border travel history is not available no matter how much I tried today.  I cross the Baja/Socal border 20-30 times each year.

I posted about handcuffed detainees on March 2018.  My personality is playful. But, at border crossings, I am always cool, quiet and respectful, as I want to make it as easy as possible for CBP to let me move on to my day in SoCal.

For the “If you haven’t done anything wrong, why worry?” crowd, I’ll happily trade the 90 minutes lost  on Wednesday with you chilling in the shackles.  The power that CBP has is frightening, upsetting and more than a minor speed bump in my travels.  Can’t wait until my visit next week with my homies at CBP.

And I just have had a few conversations and posts about recent new wave of CBP guys/gals in border xing booths who have shared humor and a light attitude.

As I learn more, will report any news on this. Be prepared.  No, they never offered me that mac and cheese gourmet lunch.

Tijuana to Wine Valley Waste Water Aqueduct

Bajadock: We reported on this proposed aqueduct last week.  In that report, we also published an article from 2010 about getting the aqueduct out for bid “soon”.  BTW, what is it about Mexican journalism/culture that almost always prefers to publish a photo of the politicians discussing the project at the press conference over the actual project at hand? If a bomb explosion occurred at the San Ysidro border crossing, rather than a photo of the damage, they would have a photo of officials at a press conference.

I added(as I often do) the above map for those wondering what the deal is all about. Here is the photo attached to the waste water aqueduct article.  The boys have that “when do we get out of here?” look as Baja Governor Kiko speaks.


The governor, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, confirmed the construction of the aqueduct that will bring treated water from Tijuana to the Guadalupe Valley, which will triple the surface of vineyards and guarantee tourist activities in the most visited region of Baja California.

The state governor indicated that the work has an estimated cost of one thousand 500 million pesos, will be made with resources from the private initiative and has already begun the bidding process of the work.

He pointed out that to guarantee the clarity and legality of this project, the civil organization Transparencia Mexicana was invited to supervise the bidding and construction of the system that will bring the treated water from the La Morita plant from the city of Tijuana to Valle de Guadalupe.

This aqueduct, said Vega de Lamadrid, will have a capacity of up to 1,000 liters per second and the projected cost will be just over 10 pesos per cubic meter, a price that was already accepted by the winemakers who will use those waters.

The governor of Baja California said tentatively the work could be completed in 2019, and of the nearly three thousand hectares of vineyards that are currently had could exceed ten thousand hectares to be provided with this water resource.

He added that parallel to the construction of said aqueduct, the XXII Ayuntamiento de Ensenada works in the Sectoral Program of Ordenamiento del Valle de Guadalupe, which will allow for an orderly growth of urban growth and services in the region.

Regarding the quality of the water that will be brought to the wine region, the Secretary of Agricultural Development of the State, Manuel Valladolid Seamanduras, indicated that the project and tender for the aqueduct was made with the aim of guaranteeing and even exceeding the highest quality standards in treated water.

According to a report from the State Public Services Commission of Tijuana, during the last three years, experimental vineyard cultivations were carried out using these waters.

These works were supervised by the winemaker Camilo Magoni, the State Water Commission, the Technological Institute of Tijuana and the Center for Research and Development in Electrochemistry of Conacyt.

The Cespet informed that the tests done on water, soils and grapes were satisfactory when they were met and were at levels above the technical standards established in the management of this type of water resource.

Baja California Drought Continues


Due to the persistence of dry weather in Baja California, the growth and emergence of extreme drought was observed according to the Conagua report as of March 31st.

It adds that Baja California presented its driest fifth quarter (January-March 2018) since 1941, that is to say in 77 years according to the Drought Monitor disseminated by the National Water Commission. Baja California showed a strong advance in the area affected by drought, the second largest since 2014. The affected area reaches 80.5% of the territory with 22% in the ranges of severe drought and extreme drought.

With respect to the same period of 2016, the difference is worrisome. According to a report from the Economic Studies Center of Baja California, the absence of rain and the announcement that this will be a very hot year puts the problem of water in the State back on the agenda. He recalled that just last February the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed that the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been the warmest ever recorded and that last year the average temperature on the Earth’s surface exceeded by 1.1ºC the temperature of the preindustrial.

Although 2016 remains at the top of the list of warmest years, 2017 is the first warmer without the El Niño effect. The intense episode of El Niño 2015/2016 contributed to record unprecedented temperatures in 2016. The global average temperature in 2017 was approximately 0.46 ° C higher than the long-term average of the period 1981-2010 (14.3 ° C), highlights WMO, adding that temperatures only account for a small part of history.

Parallel to the warm temperatures of 2017 extreme weather events occurred in many countries of the world. The United States had to face the most expensive year in terms of meteorological and climatic disasters, while in other countries slower economic development was observed, and even a setback, as a consequence of tropical cyclones, floods and droughts.

For this year, the global average temperature would be between 0.88ºC and 1.12ºC above pre-industrial conditions (average temperature for the period between 1850 and 1900), according to the National Meteorological Service of the United Kingdom (Met Office). . If this forecast is fulfilled, 2018 will be the fourth warmest year since 1850. In this context, Baja California must already work on actions to cushion the impact of this year, since important regions such as the Wine Route have already been affected for several years, concludes the CEEBC report.

AMLO in Ensenada

ENSENADA BC APRIL 15, 2018 (AFN) .- Andrés Manuel López Obrador, candidate for the Presidency of Mexico for the National Regeneration Movement, was today in the port of Ensenada, as part of his tour of the State of Baja California that started yesterday in the city of Tijuana. In his campaign proposal he highlighted five aspects: 1) Resume true democracy in Mexico, 2) Establish a true state of law, 3) End corruption, 4) Rethink finances and 5) Implement the “Revocation of mandate”.

During his speech the candidate thanked those present for their hope and recalled a phrase of President Benito Juarez “With the people all, without the people at all,” said that will be respected the will of election of the people during the upcoming elections.

He estimated that he will win with more than 10 thousand votes of advantage during the next elections of July 1, asked for confidence, because he said that they will not fail or be disappointed, because in his long political career has been ruled by three principles “Do not lie, do not steal, do not betray the people,” he said.

López Obrador stressed that Mexico has people with a reserve of cultural and spiritual values, it is an honest people. “The bad example is given by the government, it’s a top-down problem. The worst of the thieves is the corrupt politician, we must govern by example. So I will clean the corruption from top to bottom, as the stairs are swept. “, He stated.

The candidate for the presidency by the coalition “Juntos Haremos Historia” of the Social Encounter Party (PES), Labor Party (PT) and Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Brunette) indicated that if elected as president it will not increase taxes and there will be no “gasolinazos” ”

He said he will lower the salaries of the leaders to relocate financial resources in the salaries of teachers, police, nurses, doctors, peasants, workers.

He explained that it will boost productive activity by strengthening the domestic market, so that Mexico produces what it needs, and thus avoid buying gasoline and other inputs from abroad.

He recalled that there are six refineries turned into scrap in the country, so it will reactivate that industry; He said that currently there is a consumption of 800 thousand barrels per day of gasoline, of which Mexico purchases 600 thousand abroad; so he promised to build two large refineries that would produce the fuel that the country requires.

He said he will give his support to the youth granting scholarships of two thousand 300 pesos to all high school students, in addition there will be hiring of young people as apprentices in workshops and shops, who will grant them monthly scholarships for an amount of three thousand 600 pesos. “I summarize the support for youth with this phrase -Becarios yes, assassins no-“.

He added that he will cancel the so-called “Educational Reform”, since he considered it more a labor reform that humiliates teachers, instead he committed to elaborate an Educational Plan that does not affect the rights of teachers and does encourage education in the country.

He stressed that he will not deliver the goods that belong to the people to private individuals, referring in particular to the privatization of water.

He acknowledged that there is no hospital in the San Quintín Valley that meets the health demands of the population that has lived there for years, but also of those who migrate from other states, such as Oaxaca, Guerrero and Chiapas, to work in the agricultural field of area; so he promised to guarantee health and give free medicines.

He argued that if he becomes president as of December of this year seniors will receive decent pensions, with a minimum amount of 1,500 pesos per month and not bimonthly as in some cases, and for amounts less than that.

Guaranteed that every two years will be subject to the “Revocation of mandate”, which is a method used in democratic societies to evaluate the actions of the leaders and give them continuity or derogate from their positions, promoting participatory democracy in Mexico.

He argued that the Aztec country has had three major transformations: the first was Independence, led by two priests, Hidalgo and Morelos; the second was the Reform Movement, headed by Juarez and the Liberals; and the third was the Revolution of 1910; so now Mexico is facing a renewal in times that he described as interesting.

He asserted that he will respect all religions and beliefs, as well as free thinkers, during his term.

He expressed that he will seek a relationship of friendship and respect with the United States government, where he deprives the mutual cooperation for development, since he said that social and migration problems are not solved by walls, nor by militarizing the border, only by solving with work and development for the people; therefore no offenses from any foreign government addressed to Mexico will be accepted.

He stressed that he wants to make Mexico a world economic power, because he knows that there are hardworking, committed, responsible and valued people here; so it will seek welfare not only in the material but in the soul of Mexicans.

He asked the attendees to cast an equal vote for his party, that is, they also choose legislators from the Chambers to avoid hindering the proposals, once he is in office. “I will return to Ensenada as president-elect,” he said.

Their participation concluded by sending a loving hug to the assistants of Isla de Cedros and issuing ¡Viva Ensenada! Viva Baja California! Viva Mexico! and singing the national anthem with the attendees.

In the temple he was accompanied by Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón; the candidate for the Senate of the Republic, Jaime Bonilla Valdez; the Senate candidate, Alejandra León; candidate in Tijuana; the candidate for district 04 Tijuana, Irma Andasola; as well as the candidates for the 03 electoral district, Armando Reyes Ledesma; and for the 07 electoral district Erick “El Terrible” Morales; among others.

Reyes Ledesma welcomed López Obrador and said that Ensenada is big and big has to be his legacy, of good and hardworking people, the “Cinderella of the Pacific” as it is known as Ensenada, it is a land of fishermen, settlers from other States and countries, from native peoples and migrants.

He indicated that Ensenada has been marginalized for the development it requires, water has been denied for decades, even though it is a right. “We have been denied the necessary investments to have better roads,” he said.

He said that to drive the development of San Quintín more than 40 billion pesos are required, because they do not currently have the basic services of water, drainage and land tenure.

“We are sure that you as president will know how to fulfill our beloved Ensenada. On behalf of thousands of students we declare him a distinguished guest for life, of our city. And for that reason we give him the keys of the city to who will be our next president of Mexico, “he said as he handed him a badge.

For his part, the candidate for the Senate of the Republic, Jaime Bonilla Valdez, said that the official figures show a happy reality that does not correspond to what is lived, mainly in vulnerable sectors, excluded from opportunities.

He argued that the current governor of Baja California, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, has long “lost the compass” to direct the destiny of the State, and the welfare of society is absent from the concerns that the State has today.

AMLO’s Agenda

The candidate will continue his tour today at 5:00 pm in Tecate, Baja California, performing at the Miguel Hidalgo Park. C. Ortiz Rubio s / n Col. Centro CP 21400.

Tomorrow, Monday, April 16, 2018, he will be in Sonora, at 11:00 in San Luis Río Colorado and at 16:00 in Plaza Hidalgo de Nogales.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, he will be in Sonora at 11:00 in Guaymas. At 1:30 p.m. in Potam and at 5:00 p.m. in Ciudad Obregón.

On Wednesday 18 April 2018, will be in Sonora and Sinaloa. At 11.00 in Navojoa, Sonora. At 5:00 p.m. in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, it will continue in Sinaloa, at 11:00 in Guasave and at 1:00 in Guamuchil.

Finally on Friday 20 April 2018, it will be presented in Mexico City at 4:00 p.m. in Milpa Alta and at 6:00 p.m. in Xochimilco

He denounced “white-collar guachicoleros”

ENSENADA BC APRIL 15, 2018 (AFN) .- “On the southern roads, to Ensenada together we will make history”, they shouted, this Sunday afternoon between cheers, and songs, thousands of supporters before the arrival at the port of Ensenada, of the candidate for the presidency of the Republic Manuel López Obrador, of the coalition Juntos Haremos Historia (Morena-PT-PES) and his campaign team.

The leader of Morena, indicated that there are “White Collar Guachiloreros”, who steal 20% of the budget, every year, and nothing has damaged the Baja Californians more than the corruption of the politicians, therefore, “I grow weary,” he said. categorical, “we are going to banish corruption, it got into my head and now we do it”.

We are not going to privatize anything, it’s over, it has not worked, it has only benefited a minority and impoverished our people, we will not continue to deliver the people’s goods to individuals, nationals or foreigners, we will not privatize water, Social Security or ISSSTE, there will be medical care, free rights, as for the Seguro Popular, he assured is pure demagoguery because there are not even medicines; medicines are stolen.

Among the commitments made by AMLO in Ensenada is that of building a hospital in San Quentin where the day laborers and migrants are treated and cured, everyone will be heard, he noted.

Other promises were to lower the salary to the politicians and increase that of the employees, pension for the elderly, at least double what they currently perceive. Mexico City, he stressed is universal, it is time for justice, I have it well analyzed I have a book written “the exit” diagnosis, I will not fail, I know the story, I want to be a good president like “Benito Juárez”, he stressed López Obrador.

The leader of Morena, pointed out, I will leave as a guarantee a democratic method and this is every two years revocation of the mandate; if the people want the president to continue on the basis of his performance, because “the people put and people take away”.

Finally, he stressed “We need to win not only the presidency but the majority in the Senate and Congress, vote for” the formula, everything even “so that we do not have problems and by winning the presidency, we can fulfill what was promised.

AMLO in Ensenada today

ENSENADA BC APRIL 15, 2018 (AFN) .- The candidate for the presidency of the Mexican Republic that heads the coalition Together We Will Do History, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will be today at 12:30 noon at a rally in the downtown area of ​​this port.

The appointment will be at the corner of Juarez Avenue and Gastélum Street in the downtown area, where López Obrador will speak to the people of Ensenaden about his campaign proposals for Mexico and Baja California.

The campaign commitments that stand out are: return to the free zone regime in the border region, lower the Value Added Tax (VAT) to eight percent, as well as decrease the Income Tax (ISR) to 20 percent, Therefore, the prices of gasoline and other fuels will be homologated with the United States.

The politician from the southern state of Tabasco will announce his initiative to decentralize the federal public administration, as well as the Tax Administration System (SAT) in the city of Mexicali, Baja California.

A hot topic in Baja California is the supply of drinking water; in this subject the Mexican Constitution empowers the municipalities of the country to administer the water operators, but in fact this does not happen in Baja California, where the state government is responsible for guaranteeing the supply of the vital liquid to the population and the productive sector.

However, although the purists of the laws demand the fulfillment of such a disposition to the fullness, there is an inconclusive reality. The municipal government does not have the financial or administrative capacity to take that step and sustain it over time, and to check it, it is enough to check the coffers of the town hall.

AMLO in Tijuana

Yesterday, López Obrador was in the city of Tijuana where he assured that he will change the course of the old policy, and assured that if elected, the mold in which Mexico was made and continues to be made will be broken, without arrogance, no fantocherías and no corruption.

He indicated that there will be a free zone, a free zone along three thousand 180 kilometers of border with the United States.

He said that a relationship of friendship and respect will be sought with the government of the United States, but it will not be a relationship of subordination, but of mutual respect, because Mexico and its people will not be piñata of any foreign government.

He indicated that he will convince the United States government to come to his senses, because what is convenient is a relationship of respect and friendship for development and they will gradually understand that social problems of migration are not resolved by walls. , nor militarizing the border, they are only solved with work and development for the people.

He also announced that the Immigration Institute Commission will be in Tijuana and not in Tapachula, because there are those who want to stop the Central Americans, but Mexico is free and sovereign, so he said “we are not going to do the dirty work to any government Foreign”.

He mentioned that migrant countrymen will be protected, the 50 consulates that Mexico has in the US will become procuratorships to protect migrants.

He stressed that one of his commitments is to put an end to corruption and said that those who participate in this movement have to prepare themselves to carry out an honest government and that they do not get some of them through one ear and into another.

“There will be no corruption or impunity, who comes to occupy a position and begin to get rich, grow your nails, we will give manicure with Achuela, whoever it is, because I will read the booklet to all who will work in the new government; no matter if it is a leader who has fought since 30 years, a relative, but if there is corruption there will be punishment, “he said.

The candidate announced that the privileges will be terminated, the salaries of the high public officials will be lowered, because they earn a lot, and the salaries of the lower ones will be increased.

He said he will not live in Los Pinos and would ask him for Culture Secretary, to start working on the project to turn Los Pinos into a center for arts and culture.

He thanked his participation and presence of the citizens of Tijuana, and expressed “We are all going to achieve the transformation of our country, Together we will make history, all united. This does not depend on one man, on a handful of leaders, it’s everyone’s business. “

SENTRI for Mexico Entry?

Bajadock: SENTRI pass FAQ .  I like the idea of a fast lane into Mexico.  But, I don’t know that the Mex culture would tolerate a “Lexus Lane”. What would AMLO do?


Organized merchants from San Ysidro, San Diego and the border region in general will ask the federal governments of Mexico and the United States that the border crossing permit “Sentri” not only serve to facilitate the crossing to the US side, but also to national territory , which will speed up the crossings.

The executive director of the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce, Jason Wells, explained that in the coming days a contingent of around 90 people will travel to Mexico City to make the request to the Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB), the Tax Administration (SAT), the Institute of Administration and Appraisals of National Assets (INDAABIN), as well as other instances.

He added that on the US side, the request for analysis of the subject will be made to the Department of State, Homeland Security and the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CPB).

For Wells, this type of proposal will serve to make more efficient use of cross-border infrastructure investments of up to one billion dollars in the area of ​​the San Ysidro international port, made by Mexico and the United States, as well as the operation plans of the same.

The merchant explained that there are currently 400 thousand people registered in Sentri, so the investigations made by the US government to grant access can be validated and exploited by the Mexican government (and even the Canadian government), which would also serve in matters of security.

For that reason, the merchants will expose the needs to the governments so that they raise the projects to solve them, as in the case of Sentri backed by Mexico, which could be implemented in the medium term.

Finally, Wells added that another of the requests is that the inspections by customs agents of both countries that are currently carrying the cargo also apply to passengers in the El Chaparral area, which would prevent the crossing of arms and drugs, with security reasons

TJ Playas Hwy Construction

Bajadock: The construction area is approx 1/2 mile east of the Hwy 1 curving from north to east from TJ Playas. Begins Monday 16 April.


The Secretariat of Urban Development and Ecology (SDUE) informs the public about the closure of lanes of circulation of the southern body of the Playas de Tijuana Highway, from the access section to the Lazaro Cárdenas neighborhood to the ramp that comes from the Los Laureles neighborhood to join this road in the direction of the Central Zone.

The Department of Municipal Urban Infrastructure and Works (Doium), explained that in this section of 365 meters will be made soil densification to ensure its stability and prevent risks for motorists to travel through this road.

These works will begin with the closure, for 21 days, of the right lane of the access section to the Lazaro Cárdenas neighborhood to the ramp that comes from the Los Laureles neighborhood to join the Playas de Tijuana – Centro highway. He indicated that the closures will be systematic and gradually between the three lanes so as not to affect the vehicular traffic that circulates daily from Playas de Tijuana towards the Central Zone. It is worth mentioning that access to the Lazaro Cárdenas and Los Laureles neighborhoods will not be obstructed during the execution of these works.

At the conclusion of these works in the south body, these works will begin in the same section, in the north body, that is, in the Center – Playas de Tijuana direction, in which it is estimated that the global work of both directions will be concluded in a 80 day period.

3 New Hotels in Ensenada


The tourist influx in the port has been greater in recent years.

Due to the tourist growth of Ensenada several hotel chains have decided to develop a greater infrastructure.

At the moment three hotels are being built in the port at the same time with an investment of more than 500 million pesos.

It is the Hotel Lucerna that is built on Boulevard Fernando Consag with 150 rooms, the Hotel City Express with 76 rooms which is being raised in front of the facilities of Pemex in the Scenic and the Holyday Inn Hotel in Second Street and Blancarte with 137 rooms.

Amador Arteaga Sahagún, president of Proturismo Ensenada said that hotel occupancy in 2017 was 50 percent on average and that the challenge for this year is to increase it by 5 percent.

He also noted that the first hotel mentioned will open in May, while the other two in 2019, thanks to the benefits of natural areas of the municipality and events consolidated nationally and internationally.

Tijuana Bus Rides


Tijuana, April 12. – In less than 12 hours, two units of the SITT -with passengers and while they were underway- were attacked with sticks and stones by individuals allegedly related to the Altisa transport company. At least one of the users was hit in the head and others had to be covered by a rain of glass from the shattered windows and the projectiles thrown from outside.

The first attack occurred at 7:41 pm on Wednesday night when from outside the attackers attacked a running bus. In a video taken from the inside it was recorded that in a lapse of 10 seconds, while the vehicle is running, a rain of stones destroys several windows on both sides of the unit.

It is observed a young man who was traveling in the middle of the unit that receives a blow to the head, so he throws himself on the floor covering himself with one hand, and without stopping, almost at the same time the driver falls to the side and leaning on The vehicle’s bars are incorporated to control the truck, while other stones fall near it. The driver reaches to stop the vehicle and the young man also gets up observing the destruction.

Another video taken also by the camera installed inside the unit 38 of the SITT shortly before 7 o’clock in the morning of this Thursday shows the other attack, which happens around the vehicle of the Terrazas route that went with 40 passengers -the Most young people and teenagers with school uniforms and supplies.

According to the driver, the alleged perpetrators were in an Urvan truck with colors of the company Altisa who with sticks and stones broke the windows, so the users crouched or retreated while the glasses bathed the seats.

Meanwhile, on Thursday morning an alert was issued that the central facilities of the Transportation System on the Boulevard Insurgntes would be attacked, so the City Council mounted a police operation. At the moment the identity of the aggressors has not been informed or if they were arrested.

Last February, the facilities of the Integral Transportation System of Tijuana (SITT) were attacked with Molotov cocktails, which was described as an “almost” terrorist act. Versions pointed out that it could be an “auto-attack”, without the situation being clarified to date.

On a constant basis, the facilities and units of this service have been vandalized, so special surveillance has been assigned.

San Ysidro Fast Pass Lane

A few discussions have been on the Fast Pass Lane, aka “Medical Lane”.  Realized that I had not yet posted a map or directions.

First, you need a paper pass to the lane, obtained from a Baja care provider, restaurant, hotel or other business that has these passes.

From Calle Segunda(Second Street), you will enter the Tijuana Corral, photo below, and at position 1 on the map above.

To enter the Fast Pass Lane, choose between the concrete barriers, the Colonia Federal Lane. This area, aka the “TJ NOT-OK Corral”, is one of the most confusing areas to navigate at the border area.  While above photo shows a peaceful setting, it is usually full of vehicles.  If you happen to choose the wrong lane, good luck changing.

At position #2 in the above map, this gate is where you will be asked for your paper pass to enter the Fast Pass Lane.  The right side of this is the Colonia Federal Loop, which is one way to get to the SENTRI lanes OR pick up a pedestrian that has cross from San Ysidro to Tijuana. But, do NOT choose the right side of this booth if you are not experienced with the Colonia Federal area.  That is another flustercluck mess that will cause you great pain.

The Fast Pass lane moves you to the right(inland) of the shops where you approach the border crossing station.

The problem with this lane is that there have been several counterfeit passes and other abuses.  The one time I tried this lane a few years ago, it was backed up for likely the same wait as the regular lanes.

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