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California's 'Sanctuary Cities' Law Upheld By Appeals Court

April 19
By City News Service

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the federal government's claim the law violates the Constitution's supremacy clause that states federal law preempts state law when the two are at odds.

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San Diego County Has Among The Highest Rates Of ICE Community Arrests

April 17
By Jean Guerrero

Records obtained by Syracuse University show that San Diego County has one of the highest rates of ICE community arrests; those that happen at homes, work or on travel.

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Court Sets Hearing On Trump Administration's Asylum Policy

April 17
By Associated Press

A federal appeals court on Wednesday scheduled a hearing over whether to stop the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their immigration court hearings.

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Yuma Declares State Of Emergency Over Migrant Families

April 17
By Associated Press

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said Tuesday that he hoped not to get to this point but that organizations helping immigrant families just don't have the capacity to deal with so many

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Asylum Seekers Who Show Credible Fear Not Eligible For Bond

April 17
By Associated Press

U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that asylum seekers who clear a "credible fear" interview and are facing removal don't have the right to be released on bond by an immigration court judge while their cases are pending.

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Trump 'Strongly Looking' At Releasing Migrants In Dem Cities

April 12
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed.

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New Migrant Caravan Sets Out In Honduras

April 10
By Associated Press

Hundreds of Honduran migrants, many carrying young children, set out in a caravan for that country's border with Guatemala on Wednesday, hoping to reach the United States.

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Report: How Border Patrol Pursuits Are Becoming More Dangerous

April 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A joint investigation by the Los Angeles Times and ProPublica has found that during the last four years at least 250 people have been injured and 22 others have been killed as a result of high-speed chases by Border Patrol agents.

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California Gov. Newsom Meets Salvadorans Who Tried To Reach US

April 9
By Associated Press

California has more Salvadorans than any other state, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom is in the country to learn more about why thousands are fleeing for the U.S.

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Judge Blocks Trump's Asylum Policy But Delays Enforcement

April 8
By Associated Press

A U.S. judge decided Monday to block the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for an immigration court to hear their cases, but the ruling is on hold for several days.

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California Sees Shift In Immigration Detention Contracts

April 8
By Associated Press

For nearly eight years, a desert community has joined with a private prison company and federal officials to run California's largest immigration detention facility.

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Newsom Says El Salvador Trip A Counter To Trump

April 8
by Elizabeth Aguilera / CALmatters

California Gov. Gavin Newsom visit comes as President Donald Trump moves to cut millions of dollars in U.S. aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala and demands those three nations and Mexico do more to stop migrants from entering the United States.

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Trump Backs Off Border Shutdown But Threatens Auto Tariffs

April 4
By Associated Press

Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead on Thursday that he'd slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the country does more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs coming to the U.S.

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San Diego County Sues US Over Asylum-Seeking Family Releases

April 4
By Associated Press

San Diego County sued Wednesday to overturn the Trump administration's cancellation of an immigration program because the move has led to the quick release of families after they cross the border without allowing time for travel arrangements.

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Trump Considering Naming An 'Immigration Czar'

April 2
By Associated Press

As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a "border" or "immigration czar" to coordinate immigration policy across various federal agencies, according to four people familiar with the discussions.

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