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Roundtable: Reunification Deadline Passes

Immigrants seeking asylum Natalia Oliveira da Silva and her daughter, Sara, 5...

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Above: Immigrants seeking asylum Natalia Oliveira da Silva and her daughter, Sara, 5, hug as they wait at a Catholic Charities facility, Monday, July 23, 2018, in San Antonio.

Roundtable: Reunification Deadline Passes


Jean Guerrero, reporter, KPBS News

John Sepulvado, host, KQED's The California Report

Amita Sharma, reporter, KPBS News

Alison St John, reporter, KPBS News


Deadline For Family Reunifications

Another deadline passed this week to reunite immigrant families that were separated while attempting to enter the United States. The latest court-ordered action involves children age five and older. Hundreds of parents have been deported without their children. Meanwhile, Senator Dianne Feinstein is raising concerns about poor conditions at immigrant holding facilities.

RELATED: Where Are The Parents Who Were Separated From Their Children And Removed From US?

Building More Homes

A key factor in San Diego’s housing crisis is a lack of supply. Developers say they’re ready to build, but the projects are in unincorporated areas not zoned for home construction. In the coming weeks, the county will decide whether to grant waiver requests that would lead to thousands of new homes. Critics say doing so would abandon a long-term plan for sustainable growth.

RELATED: San Diego County Fast-Tracks Waivers To General Plan For New Housing

California’s Shrinking Birth Rate

California’s birth rate recently fell to a record low. Demographers point to the high cost of housing as the primary factor and warn that fewer births will have serious long-term economic consequences. The California Dream public media collaboration met a family from Oceanside that decided to move to Riverside County to better afford raising a child.

RELATED: Median Home Price In San Diego County Hits $575K

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