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Doctors Say New Rule Will Mean Sicker Immigrants

Aug. 21
Sophia Tareen / Associated Press

Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance.

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Trump Administration Moves To End Limits On Child Detention

Aug. 21
Colleen Long / Associated Press

The move is almost certain to spark a new court fight over the government's ability to hold families until their cases are decided.

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Why A Group Of San Diegans Wants To Build A West Coast Statue Of Liberty

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

For the last year, the San Diego Organizing Project has raised money to build a 40-foot monument inspired by the Statue of Liberty that overlooks the U.S.-Mexico border.

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South Bay High Schooler Who Recruited Teens In Drug-Smuggling Scheme Sentenced

Aug. 20
By City News Service

Prosecutors said that as an 18-year-old high school senior, the young man recruited fellow students from his school to strap drugs onto their bodies, then cross the border into the U.S. at either the San Ysidro or Otay Mesa Ports of Entry.

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US Attorney's Office Made Thousands Of Improper Prosecutions To Achieve 'Zero Tolerance'

Aug. 20
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

In July, an appeals court found that more than 4,000 illegal immigration convictions were improper. The decision to charge migrants under the wrong statute was prompted by the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.

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San Diego's Chaldean Community Reeling After Deported Chaldean Man's Death In Iraq

Aug. 19
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Earlier this month, Jimmy Aldaoud, a Chaldean man from Michigan, died shortly after being deported to Iraq. He was one of the first Chaldeans, a group of Iraqi Christians, to be deported to Iraq following a 2017 agreement between Iraq and the United States.

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Officials Seize Marijuana Mixed With Jalapeño Peppers

Aug. 19
By Associated Press

A CBP news release says officers discovered more than 7,500 pounds of marijuana in the peppers' pallets.

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California Leads Latest Lawsuit Over Trump Immigration Rule

Aug. 16
Don Thompson / Associated Press

Nearly half of Americans would be considered a burden if the same standards were applied to U.S. citizens, said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

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Latino Actors, Writers Pen 'Letter Of Solidarity' Amid Fears

Aug. 16
Russell Contreras / Associated Press

The letter, published Friday in The New York Times and in a handful of Spanish-language newspapers, says the signers stand with U.S. Latinos who may feel "terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of attacks," citing the shooting in El Paso, which targeted Hispanics, and another shooting in Gilroy, California. The two attacks killed nearly two dozen Latinos.

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Migrant Kids Separated At Border Faced Abuse In Foster Homes

Aug. 16
Garance Burke, Juliet Linderman and Martha Mendoza / Associated Press

A review of 38 legal claims obtained by The Associated Press — some of which have never been made public — shows taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $200 million in damages from parents who said their children were harmed while in government custody.

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