Immigrants & Refugees
- Aug. 26
More than 4 million Syrians are fleeing a violent civil war. The U.S. State Department has agreed to bring some of them into the country.
- Aug. 20
A college-preparation program for low-income, mostly immigrant families has been trying to meet rising demand for its services. The Barrio Logan College Institute starts preparing children for college in third grade.
- July 31
It's only 48 years old, but Lindbergh Field's Terminal One is approaching the end of its life. Being detained by ICE means entering an alternate legal universe. And should downtown public toilets stay? Or should they go?
- July 23
A plan to beef up housing code enforcement and better reach renters is now underway in the city of San Diego.
- June 19
The majority of refugees coming to the San Diego region now settle in El Cajon.
- May 20
Crawford High School in City Heights has been piloting a new lunch menu to reach out to its Muslim students. Once a week, students can pick up a special halal meal.
- April 28
Who are the 650,000 people becoming U.S. citizens every year?
- April 24
Some 50,000 Vietnamese refugees passed through Camp Pendleton in the months following the fall of Saigon. The size and duration of the crisis caused a shift in the way the United States approached resettlement, and paved the path for Burmese, East African and Iraqi refugees arriving in San Diego today.
- March 31
The city says Wednesday's change will create opportunity in the taxi industry. But taxicab owners predict financial ruin.
- March 7
The American Civil Liberties Union has started searching for deportees in Mexico who may be eligible to return to the United States as part of a class-action lawsuit against the federal government.
- Feb. 4
Fifty shorts, 48 features and documentaries, 10 days and five venues — the 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival promises lots of choices and diversity.
- Jan. 21
Mid-City's new YMCA boasts an impressive glass-enclosed swimming pool. The problem for this largely-immigrant community? It doesn't offer much privacy for Muslim women who want to swim and keep modest.
- Jan. 8
In a rare decision, Pope Francis had sided with a local bishop in his appeal against a church patriarch.
- Oct. 24
The Rev. Noel Gorgis will continue serving the Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon despite his suspension. The head of the Chaldean church told him and other priests in the U.S. to return to Iraq or leave the church.
- 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.
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