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Lawmakers Ask Newsom To Stop Transferring People From Prison To ICE Detention

July 6
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Advocates and lawmakers are now focused on a major contributor to the continued spread of the virus inside immigration detention -- people who have finished their prison term and are transferred to ICE custody for possible deportation. They're asking Governor Gavin Newsom to end the practice.

People seeking asylum in the United States wait...

Judge Deals Setback To Key Trump Policy Limiting Asylum

July 1
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press

A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through another country to reach the Mexican border without first seeking protection in that country.

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Report: 36,000 Essential Health Care Workers In San Diego Are Immigrants

June 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new report from the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at UC San Diego says one-third of the city of San Diego's essential health, food and agricultural workers in the city of San Diego are foreign-born.

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Drive-Thru Naturalizations Put New Citizens Behind The Wheel

June 29
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Since the coronavirus pandemic put a hold on naturalization ceremonies in San Diego’s Golden Hall, US Citizenship and Immigration Services had been exploring ways to safely allow people to take the oath of allegiance. They came up with a drive-thru.

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Border Wall Challenge

June 29
By Associated Press

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups' challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Justices Boost Trump Administration's Power In Asylum Cases

June 25
Associated Press

The Supreme Court on Thursday strengthened the Trump administration's ability to deport people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge.

Marlene Herrera, an 18-year-old currently livin...

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Changed One Latina Teen's Political Outlook

June 24
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Young people in San Diego will be feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their mental health and political views for decades to come.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) s...

Roundtable: The DACA Decision

June 19
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA recipients, COVID-19 cases surge in Imperial County, and how the Black Lives Matter movement is playing out on social media.

Irving Hernandez at his SDSU graduation ceremon...

San Diego Dreamers Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling On DACA

June 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

An estimated 40,000 DACA eligible immigrants live in San Diego County.

Students gather outside Hepner Hall at San Dieg...

Local Politicians, Advocates Praise SCOTUS' DACA Decision As Temporary Victory

June 18
By City News Service

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, D-San Diego, said California "has the most active DACA recipients of any state, with more than 184,000 recipients, and over 50% of them women. They are our family, neighbors and friends, and their talents will help our state succeed for generations to come.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) s...

US Supreme Court Ruling On DACA Program Explained

June 18
Astrid Galvan / Associated Press

The Supreme Court didn't say Trump can't end the program, just that his administration went about it the wrong way. Now, his administration will have to decide whether to keep it or dismantle it another way.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) s...

Justices Reject End To Protections For Young Immigrants

June 18
By Associated Press

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign.

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Supreme Court Rejects Trump Bid To Void California Sanctuary Law

June 15
By Associated Press, Max Rivlin-Nadler

The justices’ order Monday leaves in place lower court rulings that upheld the law. The administration said the 2017 state immigrant-sanctuary measure conflicts with federal immigration law and makes it harder to deport people who are in the country illegally.

People seeking asylum in the United States wait...

Sweeping Asylum Rules Near As Public Feedback Is Sought

June 15
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press

The Trump administration has published sweeping rules making it more difficult to qualify for asylum, triggering a 30-day period for public comment before they take effect.

Reps Katie Porter, D-Irvine, Mike Levin, D-Ocea...

Feds: Border Patrol Spent Money Meant For Medical Supplies On ATVs, Dirt Bikes

June 12
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

The Border Patrol received more than $800 million dollars for medicine, food, housing, and humanitarian aid last summer from Congress. But now the federal Government Accountability Office said some of the money didn’t go to those things.

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