Immigrants & Refugees
- Oct. 22
The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church is calling for Iraqi-American priests who fled violence in Iraq to return home or leave the church. San Diego County Chaldeans say they will appeal to the Vatican to stop the action.
- Sept. 16
About 1,800 refugees from Burma live in San Diego County. For older refugees, who have a harder time learning English, they can become isolated. A class called Homespun, where elders teach the traditional art of weaving, helps the young and old bond.
- Aug. 1
On the Roundtable: House conservatives block Obama's funding request; Carl DeMaio runs against the Republican platform; and the state says for-profit colleges target vets.
- July 31
Young photographers from The AjA Project, a community arts nonprofit, captured in images local celebrations that marked the end of Ramadan.
- July 25
- Midday Edition
Irene McCormack Jackson reveals what it was like to work for Mayor Bob Filner. Escondido reveals it doesn't want to shelter migrant children. The Padres reveal trades, and the Chargers reveal hopes for 2014.
- July 9
A day at the beach is more than just a routine jaunt for a group of teenage refugees from El Cajon Valley High School.
- July 7
Young men and women all over are beginning to pack up their childhood bedrooms to head off to college. But for many Somali refugee girls, they're breaking ties with more than just the comforts of home. They're breaking cultural norms.
- June 27
- Midday Edition
Is Darrell Issa a watchdog? A grandstander? A little of both? Escondido says no to sheltering immigrant children. County supervisors say yes to doubling their discretionary funds and more development in the Cleveland National Forest.
- June 23
Check out photos from Saturday's event at Balboa Park that were taken by youths from the The AjA Project, a photography nonprofit. Many of the young photographers are refugees themselves.
- June 20
Saturday is World Refugee Day. One San Diego refugee is taking the opportunity to lobby Congress for more funds to help refugees rent homes and find jobs.
- June 9
A diverse group of two dozen people gathered downtown at San Diego City Hall on Monday to call for more medical translators.
- June 3
School lunches are back in the spotlight this summer as districts try to comply with new nutrition rules. Meanwhile, Muslim residents in City Heights are calling for school cafeterias to offer foods that fit their religious guidelines.
- April 29
San Diego Iraqis cast their overseas ballot in the first parliamentary election since the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
- Jan. 23
Human Rights Watch wants to use film to make a difference in the world. The organization’s film festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts tonight for the fourth year.
- Dec. 20
On December 19, Congress extended the special visa program for Iraqi and Afghan interpreters and mandated improvements.
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