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Two Drug-Smuggling Tunnels Found In Otay Mesa; One Woman Arrested

April 4
By City News Service
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A 73-year-old woman was arrested this week in connection with the two tunnels found about 800 feet apart, federal authorities said Friday. Both had U.S. access points in large warehouses.

Drought Forces Ensenada To Ration Water — And It’s Only Spring

April 3
By Jill Replogle
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Due to a severe water crisis, many of Ensenada’s 320,000 inhabitants now only get water from their taps two or three times a week. The governor has declared a state of emergency because of the shortage.

Border Patrol Sends More Agents To South Texas

April 2
Associated Press
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While arrests of immigrants entering the country illegally have stabilized or fallen at other parts of the Southwest border, they've soared in South Texas.

Pollution Advisory Issued For Imperial Beach

March 27
By City News Service
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Signs cautioning the public about contamination hazards will remain in place from the south end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach to the international line until follow-up testing deems the shoreline along the stretch safe again for recreational uses.

Former San Diego Mayor Sanders On Upcoming Mexico Trip, Linkage Fee, Balboa Park Celebration

March 27
Midday Edition
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A conversation with former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and current Chamber of Commerce CEO about a range of topics from a California-Mexico trade initiative to the Balboa Park Centennial.

Ex-Border Agent Sentenced To 7 Years For Smuggling Scheme

March 24
By City News Service
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An ex-U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was sentenced to 7 1/2 years behind bars for his role in a decade-long crime spree in which he illegally allowed people entry to the United States and more than 66,000 pounds of drug cartel marijuana to pass through his inspection lane.

Ensenada Declares State Of Emergency As Aquifers Dry Up

March 24
By Jill Replogle
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The severe drought affecting Baja California has forced Ensenada to ration water to residents and declare a state of emergency.

Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Lines The U.S.-Mexico Border

March 22
Steve Inskeep / NPR
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Border Patrol agents seem to be all over the U.S. side of the border, and residents are also on guard. Yet amid distrust and heavy surveillance, there is compassion.

Activist Deportee Elvira Arellano Released In San Diego

March 21
Evening Edition
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A Mexican woman who has become a symbol for reuniting families separated by American immigration policy got another chance at legal U.S. status after being released in San Diego.

Farmers, Ranchers Calling For Immigration Reform

March 19
David Martin Davies
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The Texas Farm Bureau is asking Congress to “get ‘er done” with action on immigration reform to help farmers compete.