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San Diego Saw Sharp Increase In Fentanyl Deaths Throughout Pandemic Lockdowns

July 7
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego saw a sharp increase in fentanyl related deaths during the region's COVID lockdowns in particular.

Children play soccer at an emergency shelter fo...

Migrant Kids Play, Watch TV In What US Calls 'Model' Shelter

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.

A health screening site set up inside the Conve...

Migrant Shelter At San Diego Convention Center Closing

July 1
By Alexandra Rangel

The San Diego Convention Center is no longer housing unaccompanied migrant children.

Andrea Elena Castro, daughter of Rep. Joaquin C...

US Will Close 4 Emergency Shelters For 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.

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Biden Administration: Big Drop In Migrant Kids At Largest Emergency Shelter

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.

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New Port Of Entry To Open In Otay Mesa By 2024

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.

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California Budget Boosts Health Care For Older Immigrants

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.

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Roundtable: Coronado Coach Fired Following Racist Postgame Incident

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.

In San Ysidro on June 24, 2021, National City M...

San Diego Leaders Call For End To Border Restrictions

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.

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Border Patrol Chief, Who Supported Wall, Is Leaving Job

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.