- Aug. 27
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they have agreed to supplement their existing procedures to ensure foreign nationals fully understand the potential consequences of returning voluntarily to Mexico.
- Aug. 26
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto praises Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers for passing laws that help Mexican immigrants, while protesters outside ask Peña Nieto to release a U.S. Marine detained in Mexico.
- Aug. 22
California lawmakers will approve legislation to spend $3 million in state money to provide legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.
- Aug. 20
El Cajon's Mark Arabo went from calling his congressman to working with the United Nations and its member countries to pull people out of Iraq. He wants the United States to bring more Iraqis to its shores, too.
- Aug. 15
More than 180,000 young Californians have applied under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the highest number of any state, but that's still only about half of the people eligible.
- Aug. 14
James F. Tomsheck had harsh criticism for Customs and Border Protection in a sweeping and unauthorized interview with The Center for Investigative Reporting.
- Aug. 13
Federal authorities said Nicholas George Zakov told officials that he coordinated the smuggling effort with three men in Mexico. The two men hidden in his trunk died.
- Aug. 13
Reports revealed a quarter of California's school districts fail to meet that requirement, which is mandated by both the federal government and California itself.
- Aug. 12
An U.S. Customs officer referred the car for a more thorough investigation after an imaging system found anomalies in the car's trunk. Officers found two men inside — one 28 and the other 20 — who were not breathing.
- Aug. 11
Government contractor Southwest Key says it has secured leases to open shelters for migrant youth in two defunct Escondido hotels. The city won't give them a business license.