In most situations, family members or friends of deported parents step up to take care of the kids, often without knowing how long the responsibility will last. But when no caregiver can be found, the system gets complicated.
Jose and Linda own 11 properties, including a home in an affluent neighborhood overlooking Mission Bay. But despite achieving financial success and marrying a U.S. citizen, Jose is now a priority for deportation.
When Marie Waldron was on the Escondido City Council, she proposed an ordinance to keep landlords from renting to undocumented immigrants, and the state soon passed a law outlying similar local decisions. Curiously, Waldron, now an assemblywoman, just voted to strengthen the state law passed in reaction to her proposal in Escondido.
Research from two UC San Diego economists shows that the economic forces that push and pull people across borders are changing such that the border wall could be a moot barrier before it is even finished.
Politicians’ promises to protect the undocumented ring hollow to the tens of thousands of unauthorized immigrants whom the federal government has removed over the past six years. Many of those deported did not have criminal convictions and lived in what are being called “sanctuary cities.”
School districts up and down the state, including San Diego Unified, have said they’ll work to protect undocumented students. But what do they really mean, and how far do the protections actually extend?
Elizabeth Doran, president of San Diego Theatres, is spearheading an effort to help employees of arts organizations and other local businesses gain U.S. citizenship.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez joined us on the podcast this week to talk about her recent visit to a facility for undocumented minors fleeing Central America, and weighs in on San Diego’s recent minimum wage raise.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia explore the specific dangers in three Central American countries that cause tens of thousands of children to flee.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia discuss the changes in policy that law enforcement hope will inspire more confidence from undocumented immigrants.