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Roundtable: Sanctuary State Fight, School Sex Assault Investigation, Sewage Spill Lawsuit

Roundtable: Sanctuary State Fight, School Sex Assault Investigation, Sewage Spill Lawsuit

Roundtable: Trump Administration vs California, School Sex Assault Investigation, Sewage Spill Lawsuit

PANEL:

Erik Anderson, Environment reporter, KPBS News

Art Castañares, publisher, La Prensa

Mario Koran, reporter, Voice of San Diego

Michael Smolens, columnist, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Transcript

Trump Administration Sues California Over Sanctuary Policies

The Story

Attorney General Jeff Sessions lashed out at California this week as the federal government sued to end certain sanctuary policies. The Department of Justice claims local and state agencies are making it harder for the federal government to enforce immigration law and detain people who don’t have proper documentation. The lawsuit comes just days ahead of President Donald Trump’s first trip to California, which will include a stop in San Diego to view border wall prototypes.

The Discussion

How have California leaders responded to the lawsuit?

What kind of reception with President Trump receive in San Diego?

What’s the status of DACA now that the deadline to renew the program has passed?

RELATED: Trump Administration Sues California Over Sanctuary Laws

Lincoln High School Sex Assault Investigation

The Story

The mother of a former Lincoln High School student says she was not given the full story by school administrators when her son was sexually assaulted on campus. She has since removed the boy from the school and is considering a lawsuit against the San Diego Unified School District.

The Discussion

How did the official abuse report change during the investigation?

What happened to the boy accused of the abuse?

What happened to a teacher who was upset over how the case was handled?

RELATED: Tormented by a Student's Sexual Assault, a Teacher Falls

Legal Fight Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills

The Story

Fed up with beach closures and sewage spills from Tijuana whenever a storm moves through, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego are suing the federal government. The lawsuit claims a federal agency tasked with coming up with a solution isn’t doing its job. Local leaders hope this will bring a solution to a problem that’s affected the area for decades.

The Discussion

How is the mayor of Imperial Beach taking the lead in this fight?

Why is the city and county of San Diego not part of this lawsuit?

Did federal officials explain why they won't take the requested steps to stop the sewage flows?

RELATED: Feds Facing Lawsuit Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills In San Diego

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