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.
Some residents who showed up to one of our News Literacy workshops said undocumented immigrants in their community are often afraid to report crimes. There are laws in place to protect the undocumented from retribution or deportation.
It’s a risk that threatens to pull folks from their homes and families at the drop of a hat. At any time, they could find themselves yanked back to a country they barely know.
“Fasting is a fundamental way of demonstrating commitment to one’s beliefs,” Juan Vargas said of his involvement in a group of lawmakers fasting to advance immigration reform.