San Ysidro is a community within the city of San Diego, California. It is located in the southernmost part of San Diego County, California, immediately north of the international border with Mexico. San Diego County is a County located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. It was annexed by the city of San Diego in 1957. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Although the independent municipalities of National City, Chula Vista, Coronado, and Imperial Beach lie in between San Ysidro and the rest of San Diego, the two areas are connected by a narrow 400ft wide city boundary line that runs over the San Diego Bay. Thus, it is possible to travel across water from San Diego to San Ysidro without leaving city limits.
San Ysidro is named for San Ysidro Labrador (Saint Isidore), patron saint of farmers. "San Isidro Labrador" redirects here For the city in El Salvador see San Isidro Labrador Chalatenango. The patron saint of a particular group of people is a Saint who would protect and 'love' the group and its members A farmer is a person who raises living organisms for food or raw materials Furthermore, San Ysidro is the site of one the nation's first communes started by William Ellsworth Smythe, in 1908. 
San Ysidro is home to the world's busiest land border crossing, where U. S. Interstate 5 crosses into Mexico at Tijuana. Interstate 5 (I-5 is the main Interstate highway on the West Coast of the United States, paralleling the Pacific Ocean from Canada to Mexico Tijuana (ˌtiːəˈwɑːnə Spanish, ti'xwana|ti'ʍana is the largest city of the Mexican state of Baja California, situated on the U In the 2005 U. S. fiscal year, more than 17 million vehicles and 50 million people entered the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry. A port of entry is a place where one may lawfully enter a country The great majority of these are workers (both of Mexican and U. S. nationality) commuting from Tijuana to jobs in the greater San Diego area and throughout southern California. There is also a thriving reverse traffic, both of workers traveling to maquiladoras in Mexico and those purchasing services (vehicle repairs, hair and beauty services, childcare, medical or dental) or seeking entertainment in Tijuana. A maquiladora or maquila is a Factory that imports materials and equipment on a Duty-free and tariff-free basis for assembly or manufacturing Crossing times are often slow at San Ysidro, particularly for those entering the United States in cars. For this reason many cross on foot, the line for which is frequently much faster than the vehicle line. Some foot travelers own a car in each country, and keep them in one of the large parking lots located near the border post, or use the respective public transportation systems of both cities (both systems have a bus station built solely to serve the border crossing point, and the San Diego Trolley runs from downtown San Diego to the border crossing). The San Diego Trolley is a trolley -style Light rail system operating in the metropolitan area of San Diego California.
Many people frequently visit the fence that separates the beaches at the international border in nearby Imperial Beach (known as Playas de Tijuana in Mexico, and Border Field State Beach in the United States). The United States&ndashMexico barrier, also known as the Texas border wall or Texas border fence is actually several Separation barriers designed to prevent Imperial Beach is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. On Sundays in particular, people go to speak to their friends and family members through the rusty fence, under the watch of U.S. Border Patrol personnel who watch with binoculars from the hillside nearby. The United States Border Patrol is a federal law enforcement agency within U 
San Ysidro is also believed to be among the busiest sites for the importation of illegal drugs into the United States. The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global Black market consisting of the cultivation manufacture distribution and sale of illegal Drugs Much of this is smuggled in cars or trucks, but some is transported through one of the custom-built tunnels constructed by narcotraffickers under the border. Central to the Tijuana drug trade is the Tijuana Cartel, also known as the Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO). The Tijuana Cartel is a Mexican drug cartel from Tijuana Baja California.
In 1984, a spree killing occurred at a McDonald's restaurant in the community, when James Oliver Huberty killed 21 people before being shot and killed by police officers (see McDonald's massacre). Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) A spree killer, also known as a rampage killer, is someone who embarks on a Murderous assault on his victims in a short time in multiple locations The San Ysidro McDonald's massacre was an incident of Mass murder that occurred on July 18, 1984, in a McDonald's restaurant in the The San Ysidro McDonald's massacre was an incident of Mass murder that occurred on July 18, 1984, in a McDonald's restaurant in the
On the night of December 30, 2005, Guillermo Martinez Rodriguez, 20, was shot by agent Fausto Campos of the U.S. Border Patrol after the man entered the United States by climbing the fence between San Ysidro and Tijuana. Events 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield. 1816 - The Treaty of St Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States Border Patrol is a federal law enforcement agency within U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Tijuana (ˌtiːəˈwɑːnə Spanish, ti'xwana|ti'ʍana is the largest city of the Mexican state of Baja California, situated on the U The agent said he shot in self-defense because he was threatened by a rock that was thrown at him. In contrast, the victim's brother said the agent shot the victim in the back as the two Mexicans climbed over the fence to return to their country. Guillermo died in a Tijuana hospital the next day.  On January 5, 2006, Raul Martinez, a Border Patrol spokesman in San Diego, said the victim had been detained many times as a people smuggler. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The victim's mother denied these claims, stating that her son crossed the border only to find work so that he could feed his children.  In Mexico, the Attorney General's Office concluded that Martinez Rodriguez had been shot in the back, with the bullet exiting through the chest. 
May 18, 2006, the border crossing was closed for nine hours after federal authorities shot and killed the driver of a car bound for Mexico, just 50 feet north of the Port of Entry. Events 1152 - Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The vehicle was reportedly seen picking up illegal immigrants - but when pressed, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney said he was not sure if the passengers were illegals. 
There have been several border incursions by Mexican officials into southern San Diego. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said there are an average of about 20 incidents a year in which Mexican police or military might set foot on U. S. soil, but that "a significant number of those are innocent things . . . because they're not aware of exactly where the line is. " 
Residents are zoned to schools in the San Ysidro School District (K-8) and Sweetwater Union High School District (9-12). The Sweetwater Union High School District is a School district located in San Diego County California that serves adults and high school-aged students in the communities
San Ysidro High School serves San Ysidro. San Ysidro High School is a Co-educational, grades 9-12 high school in the San Ysidro section of San Diego, California.
San Ysidro Adult Education Center is also located in San Ysidro.