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Judges Push Back Against 'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policy

Dec. 18
By Associated Press

The 14 defendants had been charged with entering the country illegally. But there was a problem: When their cases were called in court, they could not show up because they had already been deported.

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Who Are San Diego's 'Voices Of The Year?'

Dec. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Voice of San Diego is out with its list of the year's highest profile and biggest change-makers in our region.

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UN Approves Compact To Support World's Refugees; US Objects

Dec. 18
By Associated Press

With only the United States and Hungary voting no, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact Monday that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world's more than 25 million refugees live.

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Lawyers Sue Over Detained Immigrants' Access To Counsel

Dec. 18
By Associated Press

Immigrants and their advocates have filed a lawsuit alleging that authorities aren't allowing Southern California detainees adequate access to legal counsel.

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'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policy Hits Snag In California

Dec. 18
By Associated Press

The administration said in May that it would prosecute every illegal entry under zero tolerance. But after a backlash over widespread separation of families, officials retreated in June by generally exempting adults who come with their children. Days later, a federal judge ruled against separating families.

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Deported Immigrants Get Their Last Flight On 'ICE Air'

Dec. 18
By Associated Press

An obscure division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operates hundreds of flights each year to remove immigrants.

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Asylum Seekers Stake Claims On Patch Of US Soil At Border

Dec. 18
By Associated Press

Several asylum seekers, joined by two members of the U.S. Congress, waited on a small patch of U.S. soil for hours demanding that their claims be processed immediately, challenging a U.S. policy to make people wait in Mexico if there are capacity constraints.

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Gifts For Young Readers: County Schools Librarian Shares His Kid Lit Picks

Dec. 18
By Megan Burks

Jonathan Hunt vets virtually all new children's book releases for the San Diego County Office of Education. Here are his recommendations for 2018.

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Medical Foster Homes Can Be An Option For Elderly Veterans, But The VA Won't Pay For Them

Dec. 18
Carson Frame/American Homefront

For thousands of elderly veterans, long term care means living in a nursing home or institutional care setting. But some have found a much homier option.

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Monica Montgomery Appointed Chair Of Public Safety Committee

Dec. 17
By Andrew Bowen

Newly elected City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery will have a new platform to make good on her promises of more police accountability, after being appointed chair of the council's public safety committee.

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