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Federal Monitors Warned San Diego Refugee Nonprofit Of Pr...

Federal Monitors Warned San Diego Refugee Nonprofit Of Problems With Resettlement Practices

Feb. 23
By Tarryn Mento

The International Rescue Committee knew as early as June 2016 that it was improperly placing some San Diego refugee families in homes too small to accommodate them, yet the practice continued.

Trump Mulls Pulling Some Federal Agents From California

Trump Mulls Pulling Some Federal Agents From California

Feb. 22
By Associated Press

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...

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

Feb. 21
By Associated Press

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.

Teen Gets 6 Months For Smuggling Bengal Tiger Cub Into US

Teen Gets 6 Months For Smuggling Bengal Tiger Cub Into US

Feb. 20
By Associated Press

A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling in a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico.

Former Border Patrol Agent Writes About Reality Of The Job

Former Border Patrol Agent Writes About Reality Of The Job

Feb. 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

After Francisco Cantú studied immigration in college, he found himself still obsessed with the border, even dreaming about it. He felt the only way to answer the questions he still had was to steep himself in the desert.

For A Few Weeks The Colorado River Reached The Ocean. Wil...

For A Few Weeks The Colorado River Reached The Ocean. Will It Happen Again?

Feb. 19
Luke Runyon, KUNC

In 2014, the Colorado River did something it hadn’t done in decades. For a few short weeks that spring, the river reached the Pacific Ocean.

Judge Rules Against Trump In Case Over Immigration Program

Judge Rules Against Trump In Case Over Immigration Program

Feb. 13
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump's administration didn't offer "legally adequate reasons" for ending a program that spared many young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children, a judge ruled Tuesday as he ordered the program to continue.

‘Oh My Sweet Land’ Stirs Up Compassion For Syrian Refugees

‘Oh My Sweet Land’ Stirs Up Compassion For Syrian Refugees

Feb. 12
Rachael Myrow/KQED

The Trump Administration recently granted nearly 7,000 Syrians temporary permission to stay in the US for at least another 18 months. The civil war in Syria still rages, though you might not know it, given its absence from our news headlines here.

Judge Leans Toward Asserting Right To Rule On Border Wall

Judge Leans Toward Asserting Right To Rule On Border Wall

Feb. 12
By Associated Press

A judge who was berated by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign said Friday he was inclined to conclude he can decide a lawsuit that challenges the president's proposed border wall with Mexico but gave no indication how he'll rule.

UC San Diego Conference Tries To Find New Solutions To 'W...

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

Feb. 9
By City News Service

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.

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