Immigrants & Refugees
- 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.
- 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.
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