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Roundtable: Change In Asylum Rules Strands Thousands

July 19
By Pat Finn

The Trump Administration's new rules on asylum mean migrants must receive an asylum determination from another country before applying in the U.S. If it takes affect, it will strand thousands in Mexico.

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Roundtable: African Migrants Protest Treatment By Mexican Authorities In Tijuana

July 12
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Migrants from Cameroon have been waiting in Tijuana for more than two months to cross into the U.S. to seek asylum. Most are members of the English-speaking minority, which has faced intense persecution since 2016.

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Roundtable: Gallagher Trial Concludes

July 5
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher is a free man after being acquitted of murder. SeaWorld is bouncing back, but PETA remains a strong opponent. USC admits blame for poaching a UC San Diego's research program.

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Roundtable: Turmoil At The Border

June 28
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A national outcry over conditions at an immigration detention center for children, San Diego mayoral candidates spar over plans for more housing, and election reforms are leading to more diversity in some local governments.

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Roundtable: Mayor Faulconer's White House Meeting

June 21
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer meets with President Donald Trump at the White House, the origins of migrant caravans in Honduras, and the first week of testimony in the murder trial for a San Diego based Navy SEAL.

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Roundtable: Plea Change In Hunter Corruption Case

June 14
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The wife of Congressman Duncan Hunter pleads guilty in the couple’s corruption case, the military grants media access to its border mission in Texas, and San Diego State University plans to reform its scholarship system after millions of dollars were unawarded.

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Roundtable: President Trump’s Tariff Threat

June 7
By Alison St John, Bennett Lacy

An increase in border crossings leads President Trump to threaten new tariffs on Mexican goods, violent crime is rising in many San Diego neighborhoods, and newly released documents show how the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is responding to public complaints.

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Roundtable: Prosecuting Hate Crimes

May 31
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

Prosecuting hate crimes is not a simple task. Rep. Duncan Hunter defends the Navy SEAL accused of multiple war crimes. Development of properties in wildfire-prone areas stirs controversy. The new leader of SANDAG attempts to revitalize San Diego's transportation industry.

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Roundtable: Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial Delayed

May 24
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

The trial has been delayed for the Navy SEAL accused of committing war crimes while on deployment. Seniors are finding it harder to live in the Golden State. California moves one step closer to restricting short-term rentals in San Diego.

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Roundtable: San Diego Revives Vehicle Habitation Ban

May 17
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

San Diego City Council approves a limited ban on people living in their vehicles, homeless deaths increase by more than 50% in San Diego, and asylum seekers, who are forced to "remain in Mexico," struggle to make it to their court hearings in the United States.

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Roundtable: San Diego's Methamphetamine Problem

May 10
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

Methamphetamine addiction remains a chronic problem in San Diego. What's contributing to it.

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Roundtable: The Rise Of Hate Crimes In America

May 3
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

On this installment of Roundtable, the fatal shooting at a Poway synagogue turns national attention toward hate crimes. Are U.S. guns responsible for an uptick of homicides in Mexico? Plus, short-term rentals are up for debate in the state assembly.

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Roundtable: The Census Question

April 26
By Bennett Lacy

The Supreme Court hears a case challenging a Trump administration change to the 2020 census, the city of Imperial Beach considers a stricter ban on plastic bags, and seniors navigate retirement in California.

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Roundtable: San Diego’s Balancing Act On Homelessness

April 19
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego moves forward with new support and enforcement on the homelessness issue, a public vote on the Convention Center expansion may be moved to March, and Qualcomm stock rises on the news of its settlement with Apple.

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Roundtable: Julian Firefighters Standoff

April 12
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A standoff in Julian over the future of its volunteer fire department, county supervisors want a comprehensive strategy for electric cars, and Elise Hu talks about her work as a reporter for NPR.

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