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Violence In Mexico Driving Renewed Migration To The US

Oct. 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

As violence reaches deeper into Mexican society, the number of Mexicans arrested at the U.S. southern border has steadily risen, bucking a yearslong decline.

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In Many Parts Of Mexico, Government Ceded Battle To Cartels

Oct. 21
By Associated Press

The Mexican city of Culiacan lived under drug cartel terror for 12 hours as gang members forced the government to free a drug lord's son, but in many parts of Mexico, the government ceded the battle to the gangs long ago.

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Documents Reveal Serious Abuse Allegations By Minors In Border Patrol Custody

Oct. 17
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A new trove of documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union sheds light on years of alleged abuse of detained minors by Border Patrol agents.

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Body Trapped In Tijuana Pump Station Caused Sewage Spill Into US

Oct. 15
By Erik Anderson

The spill started around 9 p.m. Sunday night and continued until 8 a.m. Monday morning, according to the International Boundary and Water Commission.

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GOP Endorsement Eludes Indicted San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter

Oct. 15
By Associated Press

In a sign of a turbulent campaign to come, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement Monday of his local Republican Party after arguing that he is the best candidate for the job despite his approaching federal trial.

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Sick 9-Year-Old Girl Held By Border Patrol Released

Oct. 14
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A sick 9-year-old girl held in a Customs and Border Protection station and her mother was released Monday evening, the girl's lawyer told KPBS.

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Tijuana Bike Conference To Bridge Cross-Border Politics

Oct. 11
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

“We want to seem like a bridge, to rethink what the border means, so the bicycles are really just an excuse to say that the border will not be sold or separated. Tijuana is the point of this.”

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ICE, Sheriff Say Immigration Ruling Threatens Public Safety

Oct. 10
By Associated Press

The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday criticized a judge's ruling barring his agency from relying solely on databases that have at times led to the wrongful detention of American citizens.

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Local Kurds Say US Is Turning Its Back On Sacrifice Made In Fight Against Islamic State

Oct. 9
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

On Wednesday, Turkish military forces entered Syrian territory, attacking US-backed Kurdish militias who have been fighting Islamic State. Across the world here in San Diego, the Kurdish community was gripped with fear and outrage.

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Border Apprehensions Drop As Immigration Crackdown Continues

Oct. 8
Colleen Long and Darlene Superville / Associated Press

Border officials came across about 52,000 migrants at the border last month — down about 65% from the peak in May of about 144,000. That number includes both people who have crossed between borders illegally and people who sought admission into the U.S. at an official port of entry but were deemed inadmissible.

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