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Questions Surround Trump's First Border Wall Contract

March 2, 2018
By Associated Press
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A tiny Nebraska startup awarded the first border wall construction project under President Donald Trump is the offshoot of a construction firm that was sued repeatedly for failing to pay subcontractors and accused in a 2016 government audit of shady billing practices.

Trump Mulls Pulling Some Federal Agents From California

Feb. 22, 2018
By Associated Press
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President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering pulling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from California, warning that the nation's most populous state would turn into a "crime nest" without the federal agents.

Construction Begins To Replace U.S.-Mexico Border Wall In California

Feb. 21, 2018
By Associated Press
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The federal government began work Wednesday on replacing border wall in California, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year in San Diego.

UC San Diego Conference Tries To Find New Solutions To 'War On Drugs'

Feb. 9, 2018
By City News Service
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A conference focused on finding new solutions to the problem of drugs flowing across the country's southern border kicks off Friday morning at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego Conference Aims To 'Rethink The War On Drugs'

Feb. 8, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Tom Fudge
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Drugs have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the last decade.

Rabobank To Pay $369 Million In Money-Laundering Case

Feb. 7, 2018
By Associated Press
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Dutch lender Rabobank's California subsidiary agreed Wednesday to forfeit $369 million after a long-running investigation concluded it was used to launder millions of dollars in Mexican drug money.

Border Communities React To Trump's State Of The Union Address

Jan. 31, 2018
By Jean Guerrero
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Across San Diego, the President's comments during his first State of the Union address may have deepened rifts on border security.

'Paddle Out' Honors Murdered Imperial Beach City Official

Jan. 29, 2018
By Jean Guerrero
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A month after Douglas Bradley was fatally shot on vacation in southern Mexico, more than a dozen friends and colleagues paddled out into the Imperial Beach waves in his memory.

Breaking Down The Border Wall After John Kelly’s Comments

Jan. 18, 2018
By Leo Castañeda
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly presented a more moderate vision this week for a U.S.-Mexico border wall than the one President Donald Trump had pledged during his 2016 campaign.

5 Mexican States Get Highest US 'Do Not Travel' Warning

Jan. 10, 2018
By Associated Press
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Five states in Mexico now have the sternest "do not travel" advisories under a revamped U.S. State Department system unveiled Wednesday, putting them on the same level as war-torn countries like Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Imperial Beach Official In Mexico

Jan. 9, 2018
By Jean Guerrero
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Mexican officials have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of Douglas Bradley, an Imperial Beach official who was on vacation in southern Mexico.

Fatal Shooting Of San Diego Area Official During Mexico Vacation Remains A Mystery

Jan. 5, 2018
By Jean Guerrero
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Douglas Bradley, administrative services director for the City of Imperial Beach, was on a surfing trip in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, when he was fatally shot.

Father Seeking Asylum In U.S. Struggles To Reunite With 1-Year-Old Taken By Immigration Officials

Dec. 13, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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Jose Demar Fuentes said he fled El Salvador with his 1-year-old son, to seek asylum in the U.S. Immigration officials placed Fuentes in detention and sent his son 1,500 miles away.

Border Apprehensions And Detentions, Explained

Dec. 7, 2017
By Leo Castañeda
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Immigration figures released this week show the lowest number of people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in decades. Meanwhile, deportations of people living illegally in the United States are up significantly.

Isabel Allende Discusses New Book, Trump’s Wall And #MeToo

Dec. 3, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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On tour for her new book, "In The Midst of Winter," the internationally renown Chilean author Isabel Allende sat down for an interview with KPBS.

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