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In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President D...

Trump Administration Picks A New Leader For Border Patrol

Jan. 24
By Associated Press

The Trump administration has named a new head of the U.S. Border Patrol.

A mother migrating from Honduras holds her 1-ye...

ACLU Seeks Review Of Treatment Of Pregnant Women Detained By Border Patrol

Jan. 23
By City News Service

The San Diego branch of the American Civil Liberties Union filed an administrative complaint Wednesday calling for a review of the treatment of pregnant women detained at Border Patrol facilities.

A sign to help migrants determine travel times ...

San Diego Migrant Shelter Moves To What Could Be A Permanent Location

Jan. 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Once seen as a short-term solution, a shelter that has helped thousands of asylum seekers has found a new home in Linda Vista, and it might be there to stay.

Migrants gather at the bridge spanning the Such...

Migrants Ford River From Guatemala To Mexico

Jan. 20
By Associated Press

Guardsmen scrambled too, trying to head off groups and detaining people where they could. There was pushing and shoving. Some guardsmen carried plastic riot shields hit with rocks tossed by migrants and they occasionally zipped a rock back into the crowd. Others jogged to get into position with long staffs. Still others carried assault rifles.

Joel Caceres, center, pours milk in his coffee ...

Illegal Crossings Plunge As US Extends Policy Across Border

Jan. 20
By Associated Press

Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints.

Honduran migrants walking in a group stop befor...

Guatemala Officials Disperse Migrants, But Some Keep Trying

Jan. 17
By Associated Press

United States officials are crediting tough measures taken over the past year and cooperation from regional governments for sharply reducing the number of Central American migrants who responded to a call for a new caravan.

The John Rhoades Federal Justice Center in down...

San Diego Federal Judge Grants Attorney Access For Migrants At Border

Jan. 15
By City News Service

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled Tuesday that migrants at the border may consult with lawyers during their "non-refoulement" interviews, during which they must express why they would face persecution or harm if they are returned to Mexico.

Little Haiti in Tijuana, where thousands of Hai...

Haitians In Tijuana Look Back At A Decade Of Displacement Following 2010 Earthquake

Jan. 14
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Ten years ago this past Sunday, Haiti was rocked by an earthquake that left at least 100,000 people dead. Since, thousands of Haitians have come to America's southern border, only to find themselves marooned in Tijuana.

An asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs...

Jewish Family Service Migrant Shelter Moved To Different Facility

Jan. 13
By City News Service

The nonprofit organization's lease with the county of San Diego to operate the shelter out of a county-owned property concluded at the end of 2019.

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign ral...

White House Considering Dramatic Expansion Of Travel Ban

Jan. 10
By Associated Press

The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations.

Eden Asfaha, an asylee from Eritrea, works the ...

‘Brain Waste’: Highly Skilled Immigrants Struggle To Fill Workforce Gaps

Jan. 8
Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED

As a greater proportion of college-educated immigrants flock to California, they face barriers to getting good jobs — a “brain waste” estimated to cost California and other states billions of dollars per year in lost individual earnings and tax revenues.

Migrants who are applying for asylum in the Uni...

US Starts Sending Asylum Seekers Across Arizona Border

Jan. 3
By Associated Press

The U.S. government on Thursday began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles (563 kilometers) away in Juarez, Mexico.

Rocio Rebollar Gomez speaks outside the federal...

After 30 Years Building Life In America, San Diego Woman Deported Again To Mexico

Jan. 2
By Matt Hoffman

A mother from Mexico who illegally entered the country more than three decades ago was deported to Tijuana Thursday.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, ...

Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2019

Dec. 27, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

We look back at some of the biggest stories from the past year with our panel of San Diego journalists.

Detainees talk on telephones at the Adelanto IC...

US Awards Immigration Detention Contracts In California

Dec. 24, 2019
By Associated Press

The Trump administration awarded billions of dollars in contracts for private companies to operate immigration detention centers in California —- less than two weeks before a new state law takes effect to prohibit them.

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