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'Only Here' Episode 5: Crossing The Border For An Education

April 24
Kinsee Morlan

About 90,000 people cross legally through the San Ysidro Port of Entry every single day, according to the federal government. Among those daily crossers are hundreds of students who live in Tijuana, but go to school in San Diego.

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Drug Cartels Not Behind $2.3B Human Smuggling Operation To US: Study

April 23
By Alexander Nguyen, Megan Burke

Central American migrants who were apprehended at the border often hire smugglers to help them cross into the U.S. or pay others at some point during their journey, a RAND Corp. study found.

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California's 'Sanctuary Cities' Law Upheld By Appeals Court

April 19
By City News Service

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the federal government's claim the law violates the Constitution's supremacy clause that states federal law preempts state law when the two are at odds.

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San Diego County Has Among The Highest Rates Of ICE Community Arrests

April 17
By Jean Guerrero

Records obtained by Syracuse University show that San Diego County has one of the highest rates of ICE community arrests; those that happen at homes, work or on travel.

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Court Sets Hearing On Trump Administration's Asylum Policy

April 17
By Associated Press

A federal appeals court on Wednesday scheduled a hearing over whether to stop the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their immigration court hearings.

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Yuma Declares State Of Emergency Over Migrant Families

April 17
By Associated Press

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said Tuesday that he hoped not to get to this point but that organizations helping immigrant families just don't have the capacity to deal with so many

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Asylum Seekers Who Show Credible Fear Not Eligible For Bond

April 17
By Associated Press

U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that asylum seekers who clear a "credible fear" interview and are facing removal don't have the right to be released on bond by an immigration court judge while their cases are pending.

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Connecting Climate Change To The Surge Of Migrants At The Border

April 16
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

In a recent series of reports for The New Yorker, staff writer Jonathan Blitzer examines how climate change is fueling an exodus of Guatemalan migrants coming to the U.S. border.

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Border Patrol Wants To Examine Mexican Sewage And How It's Affecting Agents

April 15
By Matt Hoffman

Mexican sewage is not just a problem for San Diego surfers. U.S. Border Patrol agents work where contaminated water pours in from Tijuana.

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Court Won't Immediately Stop Wait-In-Mexico Asylum Policy

April 12
By Associated Press

A federal appeals court put a judge's order on hold Friday shortly before it would have stopped the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases move through U.S. courts.

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