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.”

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 discuss the changes in policy that law enforcement hope will inspire more confidence from undocumented immigrants.