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Congressional Democrats Tour San Diego Immigration Detention Facilities

June 18
By Jean Guerrero, KPBS News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and more than a dozen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus came to San Diego to tour detention facilities and see the first-hand the effects of the Trump Administration’s family separation policies.

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Former Mexico President Vicente Fox Joins High Times Board

June 18
By Associated Press

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda.

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His Parents Were Deported Two Weeks Before College, Now He’s A UC San Diego Graduate

June 18
By Megan Burks

Leon Sanchez Reyes is one of an untold number of students who straddle the U.S.-Mexico border — caught between two worlds amid stepped-up immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump and, before him, President Barack Obama.

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Family Separation Policy Starts Dividing Republicans

June 18
By Associated Press

The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.

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Rare Look Inside A Child Migrant Shelter In El Cajon Amid Family Separation Outcry

June 15
By Jean Guerrero

About 10 percent of the children at Casa San Diego were separated from their parents by the U.S. government, according to the shelter's operators.

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Immigrant Rights Advocate Denounces Sessions' Change To Asylum Policy

June 13
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Nicole Ramos, an immigration attorney with the Tijuana-based group Al Otro Lado, says the large majority of asylum seekers she works with are fleeing domestic and gang violence in Central America.

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USD Expert: Sessions' Policy Change Leaves Asylum-Seekers Few Options

June 12
By City News Service

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to block entry into the U.S. by asylum-seekers citing fears of domestic abuse or gang violence doesn't leave many options for those facing persecution in Mexico and Central America, University of San Diego immigrant expert Everard Meade said Tuesday.

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Tijuana's 'Little Haiti' Stalled But Migrants Planting Roots

June 12
By Associated Press

Brightly colored clothes air from lines strung between rudimentary plywood-sided homes. Cinderblocks stacked chest-high form the skeletons of unfinished houses, and a pile of unused rebar lies in the dirt patio.

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Sessions Excludes Domestic, Gang Violence From Asylum Claims

June 11
By Associated Press

Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have increasingly turned to the United States for protection.

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San Diego Police Issues New Policy On Handling People Living In The US Illegally

June 11
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego Police Department recently released an updated policy on how officers should handle people living in the U.S. illegally that reflects California's new "sanctuary state law," SB 54, that went into effect this year.

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