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Bill Aimed At Helping Deported Veterans Approved By Assembly Judici...

Bill Aimed At Helping Deported Veterans Approved By Assembly Judiciary Committee

March 14
By City News Service

Legislation to create a legal assistance fund for non- citizen veterans deported from the U.S. was approved Tuesday by one Assembly committee and now goes to another, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D- San Diego, announced.

South Bay Mayors Call For Prioritizing Tijuana Sewage Infrastructur...

South Bay Mayors Call For Prioritizing Tijuana Sewage Infrastructure Funding After Massive Spill

March 14
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Baja California's governor is expected to declare a state of emergency in response to last month's massive sewage spill in the Tijuana River.

San Diego And Tijuana Sign Renewed Cooperation Agreement

San Diego And Tijuana Sign Renewed Cooperation Agreement

March 13
By Andrew Bowen

The mayors of San Diego and Tijuana have signed an updated memorandum of understanding that pledges closer cross-border cooperation. The news comes as President Donald Trump is moving forward with plans to build a border wall — something both mayors have spoken against.

California Immigration Measure Amended, Heads To Senate Vote

California Immigration Measure Amended, Heads To Senate Vote

March 13
By Associated Press

A measure intended to impede President Donald Trump's immigration policy has been amended in a futile attempt make it more acceptable to law enforcement.

San Diego's ACLU Sues Government Agencies For Lengthy Immigrant Det...

San Diego's ACLU Sues Government Agencies For Lengthy Immigrant Detentions

March 10
By Jean Guerrero

The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties says officials are violating due process by detaining immigrants for months before letting them see a judge.

Roundtable: Replacing Obamacare, New Immigration Ban, Pulpit Politics

Roundtable: Replacing Obamacare, New Immigration Ban, Pulpit Politics

March 10
By Pat Finn

Big stories are affecting our corner of the U.S. this week: Replacement of the Affordable Care Act, another attempt at an immigration ban and a looming fight over free speech in the pulpit.

Democratic AGs Mount Fight Against Trump Travel Ban

Democratic AGs Mount Fight Against Trump Travel Ban

March 10
By Associated Press

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday he was asking a federal judge to find that his order last month halting the old travel ban applies to the new one, too.

San Diego Students Can Become Digital Pen Pals With Iraqi Youth

San Diego Students Can Become Digital Pen Pals With Iraqi Youth

March 9
By Tarryn Mento

Programs organized in part by the San Diego Diplomacy Council connect American students with youth in the Middle East.

San Diego Companies Wait To Bid On Trump's Border Wall

San Diego Companies Wait To Bid On Trump's Border Wall

March 8
By Jean Guerrero

The Department of Homeland Security is expected to request design and build proposals for the U.S.-Mexico border wall any minute now.

Border Patrol May Loosen Lie Detector Hiring Requirement

Border Patrol May Loosen Lie Detector Hiring Requirement

March 8
By Associated Press

The Border Patrol's parent agency would exempt many veterans and law enforcement officers from a hiring requirement to take a lie detector test under a proposal to satisfy President Donald Trump's order to add 5,000 agents, according to a memo released by the agents' union.