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Newsom Signs Todd Gloria Bill To Limit ICE's Use Of Customer Utility Data

Sept. 28
By City News Service

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday written by Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, which is intended to end the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's practice of accessing gas and electric customer utility data to facilitate deportations.

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Two Arrested As Kumeyaay Protests Against Border Wall Construction Ordered To Stop

Sept. 22
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A protest that had gone on for weeks at the border wall construction site has been broken up by the Border Patrol. The protest was part of several separate efforts by members of the Kumeyaay nation and its supporters to stop wall construction.

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Two Active-Duty Marines From Camp Pendleton Arrested On Federal Drug Charges

Sept. 22
By City News Service

A pair of active-duty U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton were arrested Tuesday morning on a federal grand jury indictment charging one of the Marines and three civilians with conspiring to distribute narcotics.

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Whistleblowers Say CBP Knowingly Broke The Law As It Turned Back Asylum-Seekers

Sept. 18
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A new filing in federal court claims that Customs and Border Protection knew it was breaking the law when it began turning away asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Is President Donald Trump Pushing Expats In Mexico To Vote?

Sept. 17
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As Nov. 3 nears, many are casting their votes by mail. Among them are many U.S. immigrants, living in Mexico. And their expectations for this year's election are high, as either the reelection or the exit of President Donald Trump brings a new wave of voters.

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Judges: Trump Can't Exclude People From District Drawings

Sept. 10
By Associated Press

A panel of three federal judges on Thursday blocked an order from President Donald Trump that tried to exclude people in the country illegally from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn.

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Local Groups Start Final Sprint For Census Count In Immigrant Neighborhoods

Sept. 9
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Local organizations, joined by San Diego congressman Juan Vargas, are still sprinting to the census finish line — to make sure everyone in San Diego county gets counted. But many barriers still stand in their way.

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South Bay Teachers Try To Bridge The Digital Divide For English-Language Learners

Sept. 1
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

One-fifth of San Diego students returning to virtual school this month are English Language Learners. And that makes distanced-learning all the more difficult.

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Judge Blocks Asylum Screening By Border Protection Agents

Aug. 31
By Associated Press

A federal judge has blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum.

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Roundtable: Back To School Amid COVID-19

Aug. 28
By Bennett Lacy

SDSU begins a subdued fall semester as K-12 schools await reopening guidance as COVID-19 persists, a look at how the nation's asylum system has changed in recent years, and a new documentary series investigating child sex trafficking in San Diego.