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  • San Diego Jan 7, 2021

    Woman Fatally Shot at Capitol Echoed Trump on Social Media

    Like President Donald Trump, the San Diego woman fatally shot by police as a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol had used Twitter to amplify her views, including false allegations that November’s election was riddled with fraud.

  • May 7, 2020

    Officials Confirm First US Detained Immigrant Death From COVID-19

    A detainee at the Otay Mesa Detention Center died from complications of COVID-19, San Diego County health officials confirmed Wednesday. The detainee was a 57-year-old male who was hospitalized in late April, according to Dr. Eric McDonald, Medical Director with the County Epidemiology Immunization Branch. The detainee died early Wednesday. This marked the first reported death from the virus among…

  • Jan 25, 2020

    Border Patrol Allows Replanting After Bulldozing Friendship Park Garden

    Reacting to an opening in a border wall, the Border Patrol gave activists no warning when it bulldozed the U.S. side of a cross-border garden that they had tended to since 2007 on an iconic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. After a public apology for “the unintentional destruction,” the agency on Saturday allowed activists in a highly restricted area to...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 13, 2019

    Fact Check: Newsom Wrong on Illegal Border Crossings

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom devoted part of his first State of the State address to attacking President Donald Trump’s positions on illegal immigration, declaring, “This border emergency is nothing more than a manufactured crisis and California will not be part of this political theater.”

  • Feb 8, 2019

    Larger Groups Seen Crossing Border as Overall Arrests Drop

    Figures released Friday show total arrests along the U.S.-Mexico border fell for a second straight month.

  • San Diego Feb 8, 2019

    US to Waive Environmental Reviews for San Diego Border Wall

    The Trump administration will waive environmental reviews to replace up to 14 miles of border barrier in San Diego, shielding itself from potentially crippling delays. The Department of Homeland Security said it would issue the sixth waiver of Donald Trump’s presidency under a 2005 law that empowers the secretary to waive reviews required under environmental laws if the border barrier...

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