Somalis Settling In San Diego, Challenges Remain
Indepth Coverage: Somalis In San Diego
San Diego is home to one of the largest Somali communities in the United States. In the first of a three-part series, KPBS takes a look at how the Somali refugees are rebuilding their lives in San Diego.
Federal agents say people who may pose a terror threat are slipping into San Diego from Mexico. In the second of a three-part series, federal agents tell KPBS Investigative Reporter Amita Sharma that some are using political asylum to enter.
The Somali terror group al-Shabab has made no secret of its desire to recruit operatives from the U.S. In the final installment of a three-part series, KPBS Investigative Reporter Amita Sharma takes a look at the Al-Qaeda-linked group's strategy to attract Americans fighters. It's an effort that's already allegedly claimed one of San Diego's own.
KPBS Investigative Reporter Amita Sharma joins us to discuss her report on the local Somali immigrant community, and the concerns that an African terrorist group could be recruiting in San Diego. Are the United States' asylum rules being manipulated by terrorists who aim to do our country harm?