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Roundtable: Restaurant Resistance Of COVID-19 Rules

Jan. 22
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Local restaurants defy COVID-19 rules as a peaceful protest, San Diego's Spanish-speaking community reacts to the end of the Trump era, and the leader of the San Diego Unified School District is chosen for a position in the Biden administration.

A migrant calls out numbers from the unofficial...

How Advocates Pushed The Biden Administration To Take Immediate Action On Immigration

Jan. 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A taskforce has been working for weeks on ways to restart the country's asylum system and uphold its international commitments.

An undated photo of Farhat Popal released by th...

San Diego Mayor Gloria Appoints Farhat Popal As City's Immigrant Affairs Manager

Jan. 19
By City News Service

Popal succeeds the city's first immigrant affairs manager, Rita Fernandez, who now serves as San Diego's director of global affairs.

President-elect Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up in ...

Biden To Prioritize Legal Status For Millions Of Immigrants

Jan. 16
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press

President-elect Joe Biden will announce legislation his first day in office that provides a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States illegally.

Tourists, required to wear protective face mask...

Mexico Sees Holiday Bump In Tourism Amid Pandemic Surge

Jan. 12
Emilio Espejel and Christopher Sherman / Associated Press

Concern is spreading that the critical winter holiday success could be fleeting because it came as COVID-19 infections in both Mexico and the United States — the main source of the foreign tourists — were reaching new heights.

President Trump tours a section of the southern...

Bipartisan Spending Bill Commits Over $1 Billion To Border Wall Construction

Jan. 5
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Late last month, Congress passed, and the president eventually signed, a government funding bill that includes over $1 billion in border wall spending. This has opponents of the border wall worried that despite protests from Democrats during the Trump administration, border wall construction still enjoys bipartisan support in Congress.

Luna Guzmán is shown in this undated photo. She...

‘A Butterfly With My Wings Cut Off’: A Transgender Asylum Seeker’s Quest to Come to California

Dec. 29, 2020
Sasha Khokha and Erin Siegal McIntyre / KQED

Luna Guzmán has risked everything to seek asylum in the U.S. A transgender woman, she left her native Guatemala behind to try to find a life in California.

Crews construct a section of border wall in San...

Damage From Border Wall: Blown-Up Mountains, Toppled Cactus

Dec. 17, 2020
Anita Snow / Associated Press

Government contractors are igniting dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops. The Trump administration says it’s protecting national security, citing it to waive environmental laws.

Marlene Herrera, an 18-year-old currently livin...

Two Sides Of A Mexican-American Family Show Identity Doesn’t Always Lead To The Same Politics

Dec. 17, 2020
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

More Latinos turned out for Donald Trump in 2020 than in 2016. Many were surprised, especially after his administration's hardline immigration stances. One Mexican-American teenager came to terms with her immigrant grandparents’ support of the president.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) s...

Obama-Era Program For Immigrants Faces New Court Challenge

Dec. 15, 2020
By Associated Press

The challenge scheduled to be heard Dec. 22 in Houston concerns President Barack Obama’s original memorandum creating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which currently covers about 650,000 people.

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