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San Diego saw a sharp increase in fentanyl related deaths during the region's COVID lockdowns in particular.
- July 3
- Amy Taxin and Julie Watson / Associated Press
The Biden administration has given a rare look inside an emergency shelter it opened to house migrant children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.
- July 1
- By Alexandra Rangel
The San Diego Convention Center is no longer housing unaccompanied migrant children.
- June 30
- Amy Taxin / Associated Press
U.S. officials are closing four emergency facilities set up to house record numbers of migrant children caught crossing the Mexican border alone. But officials Tuesday cautioned that minors are still arriving on the southern border despite the summer heat.
- June 29
- Julie Watson and Amy Taxin / Associated Press
The drop in numbers comes after weeks of criticism by child welfare advocates who voiced concerns about inadequate conditions at the large-scale facility.
- June 28
- By City News Service
Officials say the State Route 11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project will help facilitate and bolster trade between the two countries by adding a third port of entry in the San Diego region, as well as cut down on motorist wait times at the border.
- June 26
- Adam Beam / Associated Press
California will soon pay the health care bills for low-income people 50 and older who are living in the country illegally. The expansion of eligibility for the state's Medicaid program is part of a budget agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's top two legislative leaders.
- June 25
- By Bennett Lacy
Racist taunting by fans at a high school basketball game leads to one of the coaches losing his job, Vice-President Kamala Harris visits the border region in Texas, and the latest rise in downtown San Diego's homeless population.
- June 25
- By John Carroll
Non-essential border crossings between the U.S. and Mexico are not allowed under COVID-19 restrictions. Local leaders say that is hurting border businesses.
- June 23
- Elliot Spagat / Associated Press
The chief of the Border Patrol says he is leaving his job after less than two years in a position that lies in the crosshairs of polarizing political debate.