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Tease photo for Chicano Park Mural Remembers Anastasi...

Chicano Park Mural Remembers Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

May 29
By Beth Accomando

Ten years ago San Diego resident Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was brutally beaten and shot with a Taser by border agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He died two days later. Now a mural at Chicano Park pays tribute to his memory and to the continued battle for justice.

A Border Patrol agent uses a computer in San Di...

Border Patrol Activity In Rural North County Alarms Farmworkers, Advocates

May 27
Maya Srikrishnan

Immigrants, advocates and school officials say they’re troubled by an apparent increase in immigration checkpoints in rural northeastern San Diego County. Immigrants say they’re too scared to leave home to access food, medical care and school resources when the checkpoints are active.

The sign at the entrance to the Otay Mesa Immig...

Judge Denies Request To Release 34 Detainees Amid Otay Mesa COVID-19 Outbreak

May 26
By City News Service

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled that while Otay Mesa still has the largest virus outbreak in the nation, the reduction in the facility's population and other factors have likely reduced the risk for those still detained.

People seeking asylum in the United States wait...

Trump Administration's 'Unprecedented' Asylum Restrictions Could Outlast Pandemic

May 26
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

While major parts of the economy are reopening amid relaxing health measures, policies along the border — first put in place during the pandemic — remain extended indefinitely.

In this May 14, 2020 photo, Dr. Damian Gutierre...

In Mexican Border Cities, Many Fear Virus Is Coming From US

May 25
Jorge Lebrija and Maria Verza / Associated Press

In Tijuana and other Mexican border cities, many doctors, health officials and ordinary citizens worry about the disease coming south from the U.S.

Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Active boardi...

Coast Guard Cutter Brings Ton Of Seized Cocaine To San Diego

May 21
By Associated Press

The haul estimated to be worth about $37 million was offloaded from the Coast Guard cutter Active on Wednesday. The Coast Guard says the cocaine was seized early this month during an enhanced counter-narcotics operation that involved many U.S. agencies.

A section of the border wall under construction...

Border Patrol Begins Sending Mexican Border Crossers On Flights To Mexico City

May 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Border Patrol has announced that it has begun flying some Mexican citizens caught crossing the border illegally straight from San Diego to Mexico City.

A San Diego county sheriff's deputy stands in f...

San Diego County Supervisors Revive Human Relations Commission Amid Rise In Hate Incidents

May 19
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who pushed for the revival of the commission, said that racial tensions in the county had been further exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Guatemalans de...

Border Patrol Flying Deportees To Mexico City To Guard Against COVID-19 Spread

May 19
By City News Service

U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Diego began repatriating Mexican nationals to Mexico City Tuesday in an effort to decrease the spread of the novel coronavirus along the border, federal officials said

A man passes a store that closed as part of eff...

California To Start Sending Relief To Undocumented Immigrants

May 18
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Thousands of undocumented immigrants will receive up to one-thousand dollars from the state government starting Monday. The payments are drawn from a $75 million cash assistance program launched by Gov. Newsom last month.

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