Searching for her Father, Jean Guerrero Crosses Borders in "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir"

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Author of "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir"

The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the official point that both separates and connects Mexico and the United States. San Ysidro is a physical crossing, but it’s also something more complex. It represents the liminal space between nations and ideas, and it's where Emmy Award-winning journalist, Jean Guerrero's new book, "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir" begins. Seeking to understand her elusive father, an alleged schizophrenic and possible mystic, Guerrero crosses multiple borders in an attempt to make sense of him and their relationship. She joins Forum to discuss her memoir and her recent reporting on immigration and the U.S. Southern border.

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Jean Guerrero, Author of Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir and Immigration Reporter, KPBS