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Contractor Appeals Delay Of Border Wall Prototypes

Contractor Appeals Delay Of Border Wall Prototypes

July 27
By Associated Press

The Trump administration said Thursday that prototypes for a proposed border wall with Mexico have been delayed until November because two companies have objected to the bidding process.

Investigation: San Diego Refugees Face Housing Dilemma

Investigation: San Diego Refugees Face Housing Dilemma

July 27
By Tarryn Mento

Refugees say resettlement workers faced with a tight rental market crammed them into too-small apartments, under leases that omitted occupants. They say that puts them at risk of losing their homes.

Smugglers Offer Crammed Big Rigs As 'VIP Treatment' To US

Smugglers Offer Crammed Big Rigs As 'VIP Treatment' To US

July 25
By Associated Press

When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants.

Mexican Border Reporters Under New Stress In State Of Tamaulipas

Mexican Border Reporters Under New Stress In State Of Tamaulipas

July 25
Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

In April, the Mexican military killed the leader of a major organized crime cartel in Tamaulipas — setting off a wave of crime that reporters are struggling to chronicle without being targeted themselves.

Tijuana Cracks Down On Yellow Taxis Amid Harassment Of Tourists And...

Tijuana Cracks Down On Yellow Taxis Amid Harassment Of Tourists And Residents

July 24
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana's Taxis Amarillos, or Yellow Taxis, have been banned from sidewalks where they have long gathered after a violent clash with Uber riders, including a Chula Vista resident.

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imper...

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imperial Beach Sues Big Oil

July 21
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The number of temporary work visas increases, as does the number deportations. Three women scientists have now filed gender discrimination suits against the Salk Institute. And tiny Imperial Beach sues global conglomerates.

San Diego Group Expands Legal Services For Immigrants Here Illegally

San Diego Group Expands Legal Services For Immigrants Here Illegally

July 19
By Jean Guerrero

Alliance San Diego, along with pro bono attorneys, are providing free legal advice to help people who do not have legal U.S. immigration status.

Trump's Border Wall Project In San Diego Faces Environmental Lawsuit

Trump's Border Wall Project In San Diego Faces Environmental Lawsuit

July 14
By Jean Guerrero

An environmental group has filed a lawsuit claiming the federal government has failed to conduct the legally required environmental analysis for border barrier.

Alliance San Diego's Christian Ramirez Announces Run For City Council

Alliance San Diego's Christian Ramirez Announces Run For City Council

July 14
By City News Service

A Tijuana-born human rights activist from the South Bay who has been a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump's border and immigration policies will formally launch his campaign Friday for the San Diego City Council's District 8 seat.

It's San Diego Pride, But This Woman Is Wanted For Being Gay

It's San Diego Pride, But This Woman Is Wanted For Being Gay

July 13
By Tarryn Mento

Sylvie fled to San Diego after she was beaten in her native Cameroon for being a lesbian. There is a warrant for her arrest in her native country.