Stories by Ruxandra
There are nearly 40,000 people in immigration detention around the country on any given day. About 15 percent of them suffer from mental illness -- the same percentage seen in the wider prison population. But unlike in federal or state prisons, there's little oversight or regulation of medical treatment in immigrant detention facilities. And that's led to some people being lost in the system.
The trial of a 14-year old San Diego resident hired as a killer by the drug cartels begins in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
A man who helped Tijuana's Arellano-Felix cartel bring in tons of cocaine into the U.S. has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges.
A record number of U.S. military personnel -- more than 11,000 service members -- were legal immigrants who became naturalized last year, drawn by the promise of citizenship.
On any given day, there are about 37,000 immigrants in detention throughout the U.S. Before they get deported, many are often transferred to remote jails.
Former Tijuana mayor and larger-than-life business tycoon, Jorge Hank Rhon is in custody for allegedly stockpiling weapons.
While the national effort to grant citizenship to undocumented college students has failed, the California State Assembly has passed a bill that would make financial aid available to them.
Critics say DUI and drivers license checkpoints are being used to impound cars and target undocumented immigrants. A California Assembly member has proposed to ban the practice.
A controversial program administered by the Department of Homeland Security is the subject of an internal inquiry. Secure Communities has been under fire for stepping up deportations of noncriminals.
After two years of the Obama presidency, advocates and opponents of comprehensive immigration reform are criticizing the President's emphasis on deportation and border security.
Visitors from industrialized countries are allowed to stay three months--and often significantly longer--in the U.S. under the Visa Waiver program. But San Diego officials are changing the custom.
A wrongful-death lawsuit against the federal government was filed yesterday, charging that Anastacio Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant was brutally beaten by immigration agents last year.