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Roundtable: President Pushes For National Guard At Border

Border Patrol agents ride past border wall prototypes, Oct. 26, 2017.

Photo by Elma Gonzalez

Above: Border Patrol agents ride past border wall prototypes, Oct. 26, 2017.

Roundtable: President Pushes For National Guard At Border

PANEL:

Kate Morrissey, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Amita Sharma, reporter, KPBS News

Megan Burks, reporter, KPBS News

Michael Smolens, columnist, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Transcript

Troops At The Border

President Donald Trump ramped up his battle against what he calls weak immigration laws on Wednesday as he signed a memorandum that called for National Guard troops to secure the border. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said he is working with border state governors to make this happen. We take a look at the limitations of using National Guard troops and what are the chances that the president gets what he wants, including a new border wall.

RELATED: Trump: 2,000-4,000 Troops Needed For Mexico Border Security

Making Ends Meet

It's almost a cliche of hard times: Highly educated people who work menial jobs and live in cars. A story from the California Dream project takes a closer look at an Encinitas man who earned a master's degree in business. He's driving for Uber until he can land a job in his field.

RELATED: California Dream Project

Magnet Schools

It was born a half-century ago in the Civil Rights era: The magnet school. These campuses were supposed to help desegregate classrooms. There are signs they may be creating new divisions. We take a look at how that could be playing out at one magnet school in Vista.

RELATED: Once Used To Integrate Schools, Magnets May Be Creating Divisions In Vista

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