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At Breakfast to Talk El Chapo, Drug War Veterans Serve Up Cynicism

July 20
Ginger Thompson, Pro Publica
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Over eggs at a San Antonio café, a reporter listens as former law enforcement officials and one ex-drug cartel operative swap theories about El Chapo’s latest escape and what it says about the U.S. and Mexico.

Majority Of California Licenses Issued Since January Went To Drivers In U.S. Illegally

July 17
By Associated Press
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A new California law went into effect this year allowing immigrants living in the United States illegally to obtain driver's licenses.

San Diego Iranians Cautiously Optimistic About Nuclear Deal

July 14
By Jean Guerrero
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Some local Iranians call the deal "the start of a new era." Others are more skeptical.

What El Chapo's Escape Means For Mexico

July 14
Midday Edition
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He could be hiding out in Mexico City, he could be heading for a safe compound in Sinaloa. The only thing that is certain right now is that Mexican authorities don't know where Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is.

Escape By Top Drug Lord A Strong Blow To Mexico's Government

July 13
By Associated Press
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Widely considered the world's richest and most powerful drug trafficker before his capture last year, Joaquin Guzman slipped down a shaft from his prison cell's shower area late Saturday and disappeared into a sophisticated mile-long tunnel.

Report: Many Immigrants Re-Arrested After Detainers Declined

July 13
By Associated Press
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More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes, according to a government report released Monday.

San Diego Prosecutor Who Put Mexican Street Gang Members Behind Bars Honored

July 10
By City News Service
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Mark Amador endured threats of violence while working as the lead prosecutor in three trials of "Los Palillos" gang members.

Appeals Panel Hears Arguments On President's Immigration Action

July 10
By Jean Guerrero, Associated Press
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San Diego immigrant rights advocates gathered Friday to watch a livestream of the New Orleans hearing.

Missing: People, Funds In Tijuana's Homeless Relocation Effort

July 10
By Jean Guerrero
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Four months ago hundreds of Tijuana's homeless were rounded up and put in drug rehabilitation centers, with city officials promising to pay for their treatment. Some centers say they've never been paid. And as many as 300 people caught in the sweep may be missing.

Survey: DACA Improving Lives Of Young Immigrants In U.S.

July 9
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A nationwide survey by UC San Diego professor Tom Wong shows recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are getting better jobs, earning higher wages and pursuing higher education.