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GOP Plan To Slash Legal Immigration Wins Trump's Support

GOP Plan To Slash Legal Immigration Wins Trump's Support

Aug. 2
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump embraced legislation Wednesday that would dramatically reduce legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that prioritizes merit and skills over family ties.

Horses Are Still Patrolling The Border In The Age Of High Tech

Horses Are Still Patrolling The Border In The Age Of High Tech

Aug. 2
Lorne Matalon, Marfa Public Radio

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States has spent over $100 billion on border security technology — cameras, drones, aerostats airborne patrols, fencing and walls. But horses and the agents riding them are patrolling terrain that technology alone can't alone control.

Resolution Opposing Trump Border Wall Advances To San Diego City Co...

Resolution Opposing Trump Border Wall Advances To San Diego City Council

Aug. 2
By Andrew Bowen

A San Diego City Council committee has advanced a resolution opposing President Trump's plans for a border wall. The 2-2 vote was a partisan split, with the committee's Democrats supporting and Republicans opposing.

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Aug. 1
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach officials are poised to sue the federal government unless the city sees progress in containing cross-border sewage spills.

Homeland Security To Bypass Environmental Regulations In San Diego ...

Homeland Security To Bypass Environmental Regulations In San Diego Border Wall Construction

Aug. 1
By City News Service

The Department of Homeland Security will be allowed to bypass environmental regulations to speed up the process of building a wall on the international border in the San Diego area, the agency announced Tuesday.

Teenager's Death At San Ysidro Port Of Entry Inspires Calls For Action

Teenager's Death At San Ysidro Port Of Entry Inspires Calls For Action

July 31
By Jean Guerrero

Video showing the events leading up to the death of a Mexican teenager in the custody of Customs and Border Protection at the San Ysidro Port of Entry have inspired members of Congress to call for action.

New Pedestrian Border Lanes Into Tijuana Open At San Ysidro's PedWest

New Pedestrian Border Lanes Into Tijuana Open At San Ysidro's PedWest

July 31
By Jean Guerrero

A new border crossing option is scheduled to open Monday at 6 p.m. just west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, for travelers walking into Mexico.

San Diego City Council To Consider Anti-Border Wall Proposal

San Diego City Council To Consider Anti-Border Wall Proposal

July 28
By City News Service

A proposed resolution in opposition to the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is scheduled to go before the San Diego City Council's Budget Committee this week.

San Diego Mayor Calls For Building Bridges As Wall Spending Bill Mo...

San Diego Mayor Calls For Building Bridges As Wall Spending Bill Moves Forward

July 27
By Jean Guerrero

As the House approved a spending bill that includes $1.6 billion for the border wall, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the focus should be on increasing cross-border ties.

House GOP Passes $788B Bill For Pentagon, Border Wall

House GOP Passes $788B Bill For Pentagon, Border Wall

July 27
By Associated Press

The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon.