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Asylum-Seeker Sent Back To Mexico Is Killed In Tijuana

Dec. 13
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

The 35-year-old man, his wife and children had been sent back to Mexico under the controversial “Remain-in-Mexico” program, which makes U.S. asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their claims are processed.

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Report: Border Patrol Not Complying With Own Standards Of Treatment For Migrants

Dec. 12
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union and researchers at San Diego State University sheds light on the treatment of migrants in the hours and days after they’re caught crossing the border.

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Doctors March On Border Patrol, Demanding It Vaccinates Detainees

Dec. 11
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A group of doctors from across the country is spending the week in San Diego demanding they be allowed to vaccinate detained migrants against flu.

Central American migrants line up for a meal at...

Attorneys File Motion to Block Gov't Policy Turning Away Asylum Seekers

Dec. 6
By City News Service

The filing asks for a temporary restraining order halting the practice until a determination can be made regarding the legality of the new policy, titled Asylum Cooperative Agreements or ACA.

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A Year After Border Shutdown, Local Leaders Say The Chaos Strengthened Ties With Tijuana

Dec. 5
Maya Srikrishnan / Voice of San Diego

Though the federal government enforces policies at the border, locals feel their impacts most acutely. At no point has that tension been so palpable as it was one year ago, during an unprecedented shutdown of the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas and City Councilwo...

Chula Vista Named First 'Welcoming City' For Immigrants In California

Dec. 3
By City News Service

The national nonprofit Welcoming America grants the Certified Welcoming honor to cities and local governments that meet its standards for inclusion of immigrants.

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34 Arrested In Two Suspected Smuggling Boats Off San Diego Coast

Dec. 3
By City News Service

Border Patrol agents arrested 34 people after stopping two suspected smuggling boats, one off the coast of Point Loma and another near San Clemente, the agency reported Tuesday.

A vehicle drives into the Otay Mesa detention c...

ICE Tries To Extend Private Detention Contracts Before State Law Ban

Nov. 29
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Earlier this year, California legislators banned the use of private detention facilities in the state. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement is trying to extend contracts for four facilities, including one in Otay Mesa, before the law takes effect.

Migrant teens line up for a class at a

Report: US Lacked Technology To Track Separated Families

Nov. 27
Astrid Galvan / Associated Press

The report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General found the agency lacked proper systems when Border Patrol agents took children from parents set to be criminally prosecuted for illegal entry. The problem resulted in some parents languishing in custody for weeks without knowing the location of their children.

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Asylum-Seeker Held Incommunicado For Three Weeks By Border Patrol

Nov. 26
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A man in Border Patrol custody was held for three weeks while his family and lawyers had no idea where he was or if he was even alive.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus speak...

Congressional Black Caucus Visits African Migrants At The Border

Nov. 22
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus visited a shelter for African asylum-seekers in Tijuana on Friday to talk about the treatment they’ve received in Mexico.

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller liste...

Roundtable: Calls For White House Adviser To Resign Following Email Leak

Nov. 22
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

Calls for White House adviser Stephen Miller to resign following a leak of controversial emails. The alarming death rate among San Diego County jail inmates. San Diego State University moves forward with its Mission Valley stadium plans.

A Border Patrol agent uses a computer in San Di...

Lawsuit: US Border Officers Questioned Journalists At Length

Nov. 21
By Associated Press

Five American journalists sued the U.S. government Wednesday, alleging border authorities violated their First Amendment rights by inspecting their cameras and notebooks and questioning them extensively about their coverage of last year’s migrant caravan.

A migrant calls out numbers from the unofficial...

Asylum-Officer Turns Whistleblower Says 'Remain In Mexico' Program Rigged

Nov. 20
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A former asylum-officer has turned whistleblower after he was asked to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico under the Trump administration’s program.

A line of asylum-seekers wait at the Pedwest cr...

Ruling Backs Asylum Seekers At Border Prior To Policy Shift

Nov. 19
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people.

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