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Two divergent thoughts on Tijuana border

Grieving father, everyday people

Imagine an open market mixed with a circus amid slowly moving traffic.
Imagine an open market mixed with a circus amid slowly moving traffic.

Hellhole finder

I’d like to comment on your story “Time on the Line” (“The Sentri pass, crossing at Otay, the annoying seagulls,” Cover Stories, August 3).I was in Mexico one summer afternoon in 1943. My father brought my mother, my two brothers, my sister and me to visit Tijuana from San Diego for the afternoon. That’s the only time I have ever been in Mexico.

My daughter in 1985 snuck into Tijuana with a bunch of idiot college girls without telling us, her parents, and the idiot college girl driver got drunk, crashed the car, injuring my daughter. My daughter died subsequently in 1991. I can thank Tijuana for that. Anybody that goes there is crazy. That’s what I have to say about Mexico.

Bob

San Diego

Dreaming America

It reminds me of “Walking the Line” by Johnny Cash (“The Sentri pass, crossing at Otay, the annoying seagulls,” Cover Stories, August 3). My grandfather was Tex-Mex way back when. I’m addressing the regular border crossing, walking that line, reminds me of time on the line, regardless of immigration status. I just want to thank you for focusing on everyday people, just trying to make the American dream. Rollercoaster ride? There’s no idea of what people can come through every day.

Cesar Lopez

Chula Vista

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Imagine an open market mixed with a circus amid slowly moving traffic.
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Hellhole finder

I’d like to comment on your story “Time on the Line” (“The Sentri pass, crossing at Otay, the annoying seagulls,” Cover Stories, August 3).I was in Mexico one summer afternoon in 1943. My father brought my mother, my two brothers, my sister and me to visit Tijuana from San Diego for the afternoon. That’s the only time I have ever been in Mexico.

My daughter in 1985 snuck into Tijuana with a bunch of idiot college girls without telling us, her parents, and the idiot college girl driver got drunk, crashed the car, injuring my daughter. My daughter died subsequently in 1991. I can thank Tijuana for that. Anybody that goes there is crazy. That’s what I have to say about Mexico.

Bob

San Diego

Dreaming America

It reminds me of “Walking the Line” by Johnny Cash (“The Sentri pass, crossing at Otay, the annoying seagulls,” Cover Stories, August 3). My grandfather was Tex-Mex way back when. I’m addressing the regular border crossing, walking that line, reminds me of time on the line, regardless of immigration status. I just want to thank you for focusing on everyday people, just trying to make the American dream. Rollercoaster ride? There’s no idea of what people can come through every day.

Cesar Lopez

Chula Vista

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I have no idea how Tijuana is responsible for your daughter getting into a car crash with drunk drivers, Bob... That could have happened anywhere. I am sorry that that happened, but Tijuana is not to blame (and not the point of my story at all).

Aug. 10, 2022

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