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As Immigration Detainees Become Fewer, ACLU Wants Otay Mesa Detention Center Closed

April 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

The number of people in immigration detention in the U.S. remains at record lows during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties is making another push to end the use of private immigration detention in San Diego county.

In this March 28, 2021, file photo, Carlos Enri...

Climate Change Creates Migrants. Biden Considers Protections

April 20
Julie Watson / Associated Press

No nation offers asylum or other protections to people displaced because of climate change. President Joe Biden’s administration is studying the idea, and climate migration is expected to be discussed at his first climate summit this week.

A mother and daughter stand outside of Embajado...

Left With Nothing By Biden Administration, Migrant Families In Tijuana Face An Impossible Choice

April 20
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

As migrant families cross into the United States, many are being flown to San Diego and then removed to Mexico, without any of their belongings. This policy may be contributing to the rise of unaccompanied children crossing the border.

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

300 Teen Girls Moved From Convention Center To Make Room For Younger Migrants

April 9
By City News Service

To create space in the convention center, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services moved the 300 girls to Fort Bliss in Texas in an exchange for an equal number of children between the ages of 5 and 12 and their older siblings.

In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young unacc...

Explainer: Is The US Border With Mexico In Crisis?

April 8
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press

Nearly 19,000 children traveling alone were stopped at the Mexican border in March, smashing previous highs set during periods of heavy child migration in 2014 and 2019. Is it a crisis?

In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young minor...

Number Of Kids Alone At Border Hits All-Time High In March

April 8
By Associated Press

U.S. authorities say they picked up nearly 19,000 children traveling alone across the Mexican border in March.

Hugo Castro leaves crosses at the scene of a de...

Imperial Valley Crash Victim's Stories Show Why People Are Migrating To United States

April 6
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The New York Times reporter, Miriam Jordan, who is based in Los Angeles profiled some of the victims and survivors of a collision between an SUV carrying 25 people and a semitruck on March 2 near Holtville, Calif. Jordan wrote that those who died are a "portrait of an explosion in migration that has begun overwhelming the U.S. government."

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

As Convention Center Nears Capacity, No Children Have Been Reunified With Families, Sponsors

April 5
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

The San Diego convention center has now neared its capacity, as hundreds of migrant children arrived in San Diego this weekend.

Cots laid out for unaccompanied migrant teens t...

Migrant Shelter Nearing Capacity At SD Convention Center

April 4
By City News Service

The San Diego Convention Center shelter for unaccompanied migrants was expected to reach its 1,450 capacity within days as another group of minors arrived Sunday, federal officials said.

A medical screening station set up inside the S...

Roundtable: Migrant Girls Sheltering In Convention Center, Anti-Asian Hate

April 2
By Maya Trabulsi, Pat Finn

A conversation about anti-Asian hate with former San Diego news anchor Lee Ann Kim and an update on the more than 700 unaccompanied young migrant girls now sheltered in the San Diego Convention Center.

Migrants hoping to claim asylum in the United S...

Haitian Asylum-Seekers Face Discrimination In Tijuana Migrant Camp

April 1
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Black migrants must deal with both racism in Mexico, and unequal treatment from the U.S. government.

This photo provided by the US Customs and Borde...

Man Charged In Human Smuggling That Led To Fatal Imperial County Crash

March 30
By City News Service

A man who allegedly coordinated a human smuggling operation that led to a deadly Imperial County traffic crash that killed 13 people and injured several others made his initial court appearance Tuesday on federal charges.

Workers prepare burgers for hundreds of migrant...

As Migrant Children Arrive, San Diego's Social Service Providers Step Up

March 29
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

The San Diego Convention Center is sheltering exclusively teenage girls, and will eventually hold 1,450 migrants.

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

39 Migrant Children Seeking Asylum Test Positive For COVID-19

March 29
By City News Service, Max Rivlin-Nadler

Dozens of the more than 500 unaccompanied migrant children being held at the San Diego Convention Center, girls between the ages of 13 and 17, have tested positive for COVID-19.

City and county leaders tour the San Diego Conv...

Migrant Children Arrive At San Diego Convention Center

March 27
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

The first 500 teenage girls arrived Saturday night and the Convention Center will eventually hold as many as 1,450 children.

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