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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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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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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.

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Federal Furloughs Could Put Thousands of San Diego's Immigrants Out Of Work

Aug. 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it will be forced to furlough over 13,000 employees nationwide at the end of this month.

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Trump Angling For Votes With Immigration Talk, Nod To Women

Aug. 18
Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Deb Riechmann / Associated Press

Trump is pressing his case against his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, painting him as radically left and out of the political mainstream.

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'Hatemonger' Investigates Trump Immigration Czar Stephen Miller's Influences And Ambitions

Aug. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A new book by former KPBS investigative reporter Jean Guerrero makes the case that Trump advisor Stephen Miller has realized his life-long ambition to limit immigration and diversity in America by working in the Trump White House.

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Organizers Use Technology, Relief Efforts To Push Past Census Obstacles

Aug. 11
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Door-to-door canvassing in San Diego, to get people to respond to the census, had to be put on hold this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And a lot of residents in poor neighborhoods have had a lot of other things on their minds. So, census organizers have had to get creative.

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Trump Administration Won't Accept New DACA Applications

July 29
Sophia Tareen and Elliot Spagat / Associated Press

The Trump administration says it will reject new applications and shorten renewal periods for an Obama-era program that shields young people from deportation. The move Tuesday is a defiant stance after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to let the administration end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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California Sues Over Trump Order On Congressional Maps

July 28
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California is the latest state to sue President Donald Trump over his executive order excluding people in the U.S. illegally from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn. The Pew Research Center says the nation’s most populous state stands to lose a congressional seat if the president’s order stands.

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San Diego County Launches Latino Outreach Campaign For COVID-19

July 21
By City News Service

San Diego County officials announced additional outreach campaigns Tuesday to the region's Latino community, which has been the hardest-hit group in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Aid For San Diego's Undocumented Workers Dwindles As Pandemic Continues

July 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

With many businesses unable to reopen because of rising numbers of coronavirus cases, the situation for San Diego’s undocumented population, who don't have jobs or government assistance, remains perilous.

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How The Coronavirus Spread Through One Immigration Facility

July 19
By Associated Press

Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego was the site of the first big outbreak at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 221 detention centers.

A mother and son seeking asylum in the U.S. wai...

Asylum Rules Test Trump's Legal Skills To Make New Policy

July 17
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press

Critics of the Trump administration’s most sweeping set of rules to restrict asylum in the United States have sent in a deluge of comments opposing the effort. They hope an old law that serves as a check on presidential power will weaken or even doom it.

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