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Radical American Activists Flock To Migrant Caravan In Tijuana

Jan. 16
By Jean Guerrero

As President Donald Trump continues his fight for a border wall, Americans are flocking to the Central American migrant caravan in Tijuana from across the U.S., for a very different reason — including left-wing activists who are encouraging migrants to jump the fence en masse.

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New Migrant Caravan Sets Out From Honduras For US

Jan. 15
By Associated Press

Hundreds of Hondurans trekked out of a violent northern city Tuesday, part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States or Mexico.

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Customs Agent's Wife Says Government Shutdown Could Be A Financial Disaster For Family

Jan. 11
By Matt Hoffman

As thousands of federal workers miss a paycheck this week, KPBS talked with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent's wife about how the shutdown is impacting her family.

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Roundtable: Wall Furor Affects Workers, Businesses And San Diego Politicians

Jan. 11
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

President Donald Trump remains firm on having $5.7 billion for a border wall. Democrats remain firmly against it. The government remains shut down. As federal workers, businesses and academics who rely on the U.S. government worry, state and local politicians are wading into the quagmire.

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Trump Says Changes Coming On High-Tech Visas

Jan. 11
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad.

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Government Shutdown Stymies Immigrants' Asylum Cases

Jan. 10
By Associated Press

The partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for a border wall is playing havoc with the nation's already backlogged immigration courts, forcing the postponement of hearings for thousands of immigrants.

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Business Leaders Push Back Against Trump Border Visit, Southern Wall

Jan. 10
By City News Service

Local San Diego business leaders whose businesses depend on inter-border commerce condemned President Donald Trump's visit Thursday to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.

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At The Border, Trump Moves Closer To Emergency Declaration

Jan. 10
By Associated Press

Taking the shutdown fight to the Mexican border, President Donald Trump edged closer Thursday to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. Pressure was mounting to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, cutting scattered services and leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

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Asylum Seekers Find It's Catch And Can't Release Fast Enough

Jan. 9
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump says he has ended "catch-and-release" for asylum seekers, but in cities on the U.S. border with Mexico it is catch and can't release fast enough.

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Trump Walks Out Of Shutdown Session With Dems — 'Bye-Bye'

Jan. 9
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Mexican Official Says Main Migrant Shelter In Tijuana Will Close

Jan. 8
By Jean Guerrero

Mexican officials plan to close the main Tijuana shelter for the Central American migrant caravan in the coming weeks, saying it was never meant to be permanent.

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The Reality On The Border: How Much Will A Wall Really Help?

Jan. 8
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump says there is a security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border that can be addressed only by spending $5.7 billion on a wall.

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Trump Pleads On TV For Wall Money; Dems Say He 'Stokes Fear'

Jan. 8
By Associated Press

In a somber televised plea, President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, blaming illegal immigration for the scourge of drugs and violence in the U.S. and framing the debate over the partial government shutdown in stark terms.

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Advocates Say San Diego County Leaders Neglecting Migrant Children

Jan. 7
By Susan Murphy

A group of migrant advocates wants San Diego County leaders held accountable for asylum-seeking children who suffer abuse during immigration detention.

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Trump Plans Border Visit As Shutdown Lurches Into 3rd Week

Jan. 7
By Associated Press

With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump plans a Tuesday night address to the nation and a Thursday visit the U.S.-Mexico border to highlight his demands for a border wall.

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