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City and county leaders asking for more federal and state aid for when Title 42 ends

 December 22, 2022 at 3:11 PM PST
Title 42 has been used to turn away migrants at the Mexican border 2.5 million times since it started in 2020 under the Trump Administration. Republican political leaders in San Diego’s East County are asking the state and federal government for resources to help the county aid migrants when Title 42 lifts. Then, headlines suggest thousands of migrants are waiting at the border to request asylum when Title 42 goes away. How many migrants are actually waiting to request asylum? And, at the age of 9, author Javier Zamora fled the violence and chaos of the 12-year civil war in El Salvador and embarked on a 3,000-mile journey to safety with his mother. This journey, and the perils Zamora faced along the way, is the subject of his memoir, “Solito.” Next, tamales are a Mexican Christmas tradition that has been filling bellies for centuries. We hear from a master tamale maker – who has been making them for almost 70 years – about the most important tamale ingredient. Next, the National Guard was about 9,000 troops short of its recruiting goal this year. That's caused Guard leaders to try new ways to persuade people to join. Finally, “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie, KPBS’ Beth Accomando makes the case and shares her top 12 Christmas action films list.